Sanders: Fox News 'couldn't handle' town hall on economic inequality

Sanders: Fox News 'couldn't handle' town hall on economic inequality
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Sen. Bernie SandersBernard (Bernie) SandersThe Memo: Tide turns on Kavanaugh Election Countdown: Trump confident about midterms in Hill.TV interview | Kavanaugh controversy tests candidates | Sanders, Warren ponder if both can run | Super PACs spending big | Two states open general election voting Friday | Latest Senate polls READ: President Trump’s exclusive interview with Hill.TV MORE (I-Vt.) on Wednesday hit back at Fox News’s response to a town hall meeting he held Monday on economic inequality. 

The senator shared a video that said Fox News “couldn’t handle Sen. Sanders’ inequality town hall,” along with clips of network hosts and contributors calling complaints of economic inequality hypocritical and overblown.

One contributor argued that the middle class has gotten smaller because many people have climbed to the upper class financially.

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"There's an amazing ladder for anyone in America to climb," one contributor said during a segment on "Fox & Friends."

Sanders’s video then features an advocate for economic development in rural Alabama and a professor who dispute Fox’s claims.

"They need to come and see what real poverty looks like," said Catherine Flowers, founder of the Alabama Center for Rural Enterprise.

Sanders's event, titled “Inequality in America: The Rise of Oligarchy and Collapse of the Middle Class," was streamed live on Monday and drew 1.7 million viewers, HuffPost reported.

"The issue of oligarchy and wealth and income inequality is the great moral issue of our time, it is the great economic issue of our time and it is the great political issue of our time, yet it gets very little coverage from the corporate media,” Sanders said in a statement leading up to the event.