Cornel West: Hillary Clinton is the ‘Milli Vanilli of American politics’

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Cornel West has compared Hillary Clinton to the phoniest of phonies.

“Sister Hillary Clinton is the Milli Vanilli of American politics,” the author-philosopher and prominent socialist said.


Cornel West
Cornel West

“She lip-synchs, she gives lip service. But when it comes to policy, who supported the crime bill? Who supported, not just the deregulating of banks, but also pulled the rug from under welfare?”

West, a supporter of Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders, made the comments during a recent interview with CNN’s Chris Cuomo.

West went on to state why he felt that Sanders has the black community’s best interests at heart.

Clinton “shows up and gives these wonderful speeches sounding like Bernie Sanders, but Bernie Sanders is on the ground getting arrested, marching with Martin.

“The problem is, black voters don’t know his history in the way they know the symbolic language of Hillary Clinton,” West said.

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