Varney: Bernie Sanders’ opponents can’t unite to beat him
FOX Business’ Stuart Varney on why Bernie Sanders is leading when half of the Democrats are ‘in despair.’
Sen. Bernie Sanders may have alienated a chunk of Florida voters after he said Sunday that "it's unfair to simply say everything is bad" when asked about Cuban dictator Fidel Castro's policies.
Continue Reading Below
Two-thirds of the U.S. Cuban population lives in Florida, according to the Pew Research Center. An estimated 2.3 million Hispanics of Cuban origin live in the U.S. Many of them fled the late Castro's regime.
SANDERS RELEASES $1.5 TRILLION PLAN FOR FREE, UNIVERSAL CHILD CARE
Speaking to CBS News' "60 Minutes," Sanders, a self-proclaimed democratic socialist, pointed to social welfare programs introduced under Castro's regime that he described as redeeming despite the communist dictator's often repressive human-rights violations against Cubans.
"We're very opposed to the authoritarian nature of Cuba, but you know, it's unfair to simply say everything is bad," Sanders told Anderson Cooper. "You know? When Fidel Castro came into office, you know what he did? He had a massive literacy program. Is that a bad thing? Even though Fidel Castro did it?"