Sanders: White House hopeful a fan of Europe

At least one US presidential candidate is fond of Europe’s socialist bent and wants to import it to America: Bernie Sanders, a self-described “Democratic socialist” who is battling Hillary Clinton for the Democratic nomination. “Philosophically, I am a Democratic socialist,” Sanders, an independent US senator from Vermont, explained Thursday at a press appearance in Washington. Sanders, 73, badly trails Clinton in 2016 primary polling.

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