Democratic presidential hopeful Sen. Bernie Sanders would not provide an answer on the John and Ken Show when asked to say how many jobs he has created in his lifetime. Captured by Buzzfeed, Sanders sounded somewhat agitated by the line of questioning.
 
In a transcript of the May 26 show, Sanders was asked by one of the hosts, “You didn’t answer the main question about what jobs have you created. It’s pretty vague, your background. What have you done in your life?”
 
Sanders answered, “There’s nothing vague…” To which the host responded, “I’m not really clear on what kind of jobs you’ve had, besides Senator.” Seeking to tout his record as a politician, Sanders said, “Well, I have been in the U.S. House of representatives and actually before that, I was a mayor of 8 years. You ever been to Burlington, Vermont?”
 
When Sanders was asked whether he had ever had a non-taxpayer funded job, he answered, “All right, look, if you don’t like government my friend, that’s fine. I’m proud of the record I’ve established as a mayor, making Burlington, Vermont, one of the more beautiful small cities in America, proud of my record in the House, proud of my record in the United States Senate. You don’t like government? That’s your point of view. I am proud of what I have accomplished.”
 
Before his election as mayor of Burlington, Sanders had held a series of odd jobs, including freelance writing and an unsuccessful stint as a handyman. He was also reputedly kicked out of a commune for preferring political discussions to actual hard work. 

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Spero News writer Martin Barillas is a former US diplomat, who also worked as a democracy advocate and election observer in Latin America. His first novel 'Shaken Earth', is available at Amazon.

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