Sen. Bernie Sanders topped the list of contenders for the Democratic Party nomination in the 2020 presidential election in a new poll. But in 2017, they reported earning a little more than $1.1 million primarily due to sales of his 2016 book, "Our Revolution".
"Center for American Progress leader Neera Tanden repeatedly calls for unity while simultaneously maligning my staff and supporters and belittling progressive ideas", Sanders writes. "I worry that the corporate money CAP is receiving is inordinately and inappropriately influencing the role it is playing in the progressive movement".
Sanders in his letter also singled out CAP's president, a close adviser to Clinton during the 2016 campaign, accusing her of hypocrisy and untoward "personal" criticism. He said it's Trump, who ushered through a massive tax-cut plan in 2017, who doesn't care about soaring debt. The Post's James Hohmann pointed out Tuesday that the most interesting nugget from the Democrats' recent tax revelations is that numerous candidates have not given much to charity.
Sanders, 77, a socialist senator from Vermont, released records showing that his family had raked in a whopping $566,000 in 2018, piling pressure on President Trump to follow suit and releasing his tax information. They also had a business income of $4,900.
Sanders had released his 2014 tax return during the 2016 campaign.
"If anyone thinks I should apologize for writing a bestselling book, I'm sorry, I'm not gonna do it", he added. Sanders paid for the home without taking out a mortgage.
Earlier this month, the Sanders campaign announced it raised $18.2 million over the first six weeks.
According to the New York Times, Brock, founder of the left-wing American Bridge super PAC, is one of several left-leaning operatives concerned about Sanders' apparent status as the Democrat frontrunner.
"ThinkProgress is part of CAP Action: It is editorially independent of both CAP and CAP Action and has been for years". She said the video would remain online. Kirsten Gillibrand, Bernie Sanders, Amy Klobuchar, Elizabeth Warren, Cory Booker, and Kamala Harris, former Rep. Beto O'Rourke, former Gov. John Hickenlooper, Gov. Jay Inslee, ex-San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro, Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, former Rep. John Delaney, Miramar, Fla., Mayor Wayne Messam, author Marianne Williamson, and former tech executive Andrew Yang.
Challenged Trump to release his tax returns.
But in a statement released with his tax returns, Sanders welcomed paying more in taxes as his income increased.
Other 2018 income included wages from his job as Senator and $51,000 in Social Security earnings, according to his filing.