Bernie Sanders does not have any apps on his cellphone
U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) holds up his cell phone whereas whereas talking August 16, 2015 in Clinton, Iowa.
When Bernie Sanders needs to learn the information on his cellphone, he says he finds widespread publications “in my very own manner.”
That is as a result of the Democratic presidential contender has no apps to get him there straight.
Sanders made the one considerably stunning disclosure in an interview with The New York Instances editorial board, printed Monday. Whereas he reads The New York Instances, The Washington Publish and “some progressive publications,” amongst others, Sanders mentioned he doesn’t use apps to entry their tales.
Sanders’ lack of apps may have some actual advantages for his marketing campaign’s safety, stopping him from doubtlessly dangerous software program. Sanders mentioned he additionally has Melissa to assist him with that.
“There’s a lady in my workplace whose title is Melissa who drives me loopy and will get offended at me on a regular basis,” Sanders mentioned when requested about his expertise safety measures. “Once more, we take that challenge very significantly, and she or he works on my cellphone and my iPad, my pc, as she does for the entire workplace.”
Sanders has drawn a big base of younger of supporters partly by attacking Massive Tech firms and advocating for robust enforcement of antitrust legal guidelines. So it is not too stunning that Sanders claims to not have an Amazon Prime membership, both. Requested by a Instances journalist if he was a member of Amazon’s supply and providers program, Sanders first responded, “Pardon me?” earlier than saying he was not.
Sanders has been notably important of Amazon and founder Jeff Bezos, who in accordance with Bloomberg‘s Billionaire Index is the richest man on the earth with a complete web price of $117 billion as of Sunday. Sanders has mentioned billionaires mustn’t exist and proposed a tax plan that may power Bezos to fork over $9 billion per 12 months. Sanders has additionally criticized Amazon’s remedy of workers and its environmental efforts. He tapped two Amazon workers who claimed Amazon retaliated after they spoke out in regards to the firm’s environmental affect.
However the 78-year-old mentioned he does acknowledge the worth of expertise, noting his personal huge social media following.
“I’ve acknowledge the significance of having the ability to talk straight with 10 million individuals each single day, which is what we do. Not as a lot as Trump does, however we do it,” Sanders informed the Instances. ” I am not going to take a seat right here and inform you that I’m a geek, I am not.”
Learn the complete interview at The New York Instances.
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