Sanders: 'I'm only grumpy most of the time'
© Stefani Reynolds

Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersGabbard arrives in Puerto Rico to 'show support' amid street protests Democratic strategist predicts most 2020 candidates will drop out in late fall Sanders unveils plan to guarantee the 'right to a secure retirement' MORE (I-Vt.) says he’s not always a grump, just “most of the time.”

Asked by NowThis News in a video released Thursday what’s a common misconception about him, the famously cantankerous Sanders replied, “They think I’m grumpy all of the time, and I’m only grumpy most of the time.”

“There are some times I’m not grumpy,” the 77-year-old Democratic White House hopeful quipped. “Now is not one of those times,” he added with a smile.

The Atlantic reported in March that Sanders’s presidential campaign was attempting to shed any Oscar the Grouch-esque persona and “humanize” the lawmaker, who’s long been known to shy away from questions about his personal life.


“He’s a very decent guy,” Rep. Peter WelchPeter Francis WelchHere are the 95 Democrats who voted to support impeachment Sanders: 'I'm only grumpy most of the time' Hillicon Valley: Hacker group targeted electric grid | House Democrats press CBP over facial recognition program | Senators offer bill to protect health data | Groups file FCC complaint over carriers' use of location data MORE (D-Vt.) told the magazine at the time. “Warm and cuddly, he’s not.”

Sanders also opened up about his worst habit in his sit-down with NowThis, saying it’s “thinking about bad things before I go to sleep and worrying and not being able to sleep enough. I stopped reading the newspapers before I go to sleep.”

Sanders admitted he doesn’t “get enough” shut-eye, saying although he’d like to get eight hours of sleep, he averages about five hours a night.