Sanders: 'I'm only grumpy most of the time'
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Sen. Bernie SandersBernie Sanders2020 Dems slam Trump decision on West Bank settlements Sanders doubles down on Bolivia 'coup,' few follow suit Overnight Health Care: GOP senator says drug price action unlikely this year | House panel weighs ban on flavored e-cigs | New York sues Juul 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 WelchImpeachment hearing breaks into laughter after Democrat contrasts it to Hallmark movie Diplomat ties Trump closer to Ukraine furor Impeachment hearing breaks into laughter after Democrat invites Trump to testify 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.