Hollywood actor backs socialist candidate Bernie Sanders
Hollywood actor Dick Van Dyke blasted President Donald Trump on Friday warning another four years under the current administration would be the end of democracy in America.
Van Dyke also backed socialist presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) in a video endorsement, seemingly trying to widen Sander’s base and appeal to older voters.
The actor also described himself as a “very enthusiastic” Sanders supporter before warning democracy will cease to exist if Trump wins the election.
Van Dyle emphasized the importance of the 2020 election, saying, “another four years of the current administration, and we won’t have a democracy anymore.”
“Four more years of no concern about the climate. We must get him out of there,” Van Dyke said.
“Democratic principles are flying out the window. He has assumed authority beyond what the president is allowed, and he’s going to get worse,” he explained.
The Mary Poppins star also urged his generation to back Sanders, saying age “really doesn’t matter.”
“The age question keeps coming up. I know that I’m 20 years older than Bernie,” Van Dyke said.
“I have all my marbles. I could run for office if I wanted to. So I don’t think age — it really doesn’t matter except for his experience and the years he’s put in,” he argued.
“And I can’t understand why, according to the polls, he’s having problems with older citizens like me,” he added.
“He never has changed his attack because of pressure from the outside or when he felt the wind was blowing another way. He stuck with who he is and what he believes.” –Dick Van Dyke pic.twitter.com/j8bKHBlCkT
— Bernie Sanders (@BernieSanders) February 22, 2020
This is the first person in which I’ve heard whom I respect and trust speak about their support for @BernieSanders. No joke.
The truth is It makes me feel better about Bernie I have to say.@iammrvandy thank you sir this could get my vote.
Mr. Van dyke is not a bully. https://t.co/NKPTFFaHaV
— Vincent D’Onofrio (@vincentdonofrio) February 22, 2020
“Why wouldn’t an older citizen vote for somebody with that kind of record and with that kind of experience and honesty?”
“I want to urge my generation to get out and vote for him, please,” he begged.
“Bernie has been consistent with his policies ever since I first met him when he was in the Senate,” he said.
“No, I think somebody younger, like Bernie, is just a perfect candidate. Yeah, hell, be around a long time.”
Van Dyke had previously expressed support for Sanders in 2016 when he urged his generation to back his candidate calling him “the sanest man in America.”
“What I want to say to my contemporaries is, as Bernie says, in the 50s and 60s, real democracy was really working from the bottom up like it’s supposed to,” he said.
“There were no economic crashes during those decades because regulations were in place,” he added.
“We need the person who can break the stranglehold that corporate America has on this country right now.”