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Sanders: Trump setting 'terrible example' for our children

Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersThe Memo: Biden faces tough road on pledge to heal nation Clyburn: Biden falling short on naming Black figures to top posts Prepare for buyers' remorse when Biden/Harris nationalize health care MORE (I-Vt.) accused President TrumpDonald John TrumpVenezuela judge orders prison time for 6 American oil executives Trump says he'll leave White House if Biden declared winner of Electoral College The Memo: Biden faces tough road on pledge to heal nation MORE of setting a "terrible example" for children at a rally in South Carolina on Saturday.

“I've got four kids, 7 grandchildren, we try to raise our kids to be honest and treat other people with respect and compassion and what kind of terrible example— regardless of your political views, whether you are conservative or progressive, you want your kids to be honest and decent,” Sanders said at the rally in Columbia.

“What kind of terrible example is this person in the White House giving to our children?" the senator continued in reference to Trump.

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The Vermont senator also blasted the president as an “embarrassment” and a “pathological liar.”

“There is no politician in history who doesn't stretch the truth in order to make his or her point, that's politics, but we've never had a president who lies all the time and it's quite possible he doesn't even know the difference between a truth and a lie,” Sanders said.

Sanders’s remarks came during a rally that was billed to support “Medicare for All,” according to The State

His visit to South Carolina was the latest in a string of visits made by potential Democratic presidential contenders, including California Sen. Kamala HarrisKamala HarrisThe Memo: Biden faces tough road on pledge to heal nation Biden can rebuild trust in our justice system by prioritizing prosecutorial reform Harris says she has 'not yet' spoken to Pence MORE (D) and New Jersey Sen. Cory BookerCory BookerSenate Democrats reelect Schumer as leader by acclamation  Hill associations push for more diversity in lawmakers' staffs Sanders celebrates Biden-Harris victory: 'Thank God democracy won out' MORE (D), ahead of the state’s Democratic primary in 2020.

Though Sanders has not yet announced intentions for another presidential bid in 2020, the Vermont independent has visited a number of states in recent months leading up to midterm elections in November to stump for congressional candidates.

Sanders was also set to campaign for J.D. Scholten, who is running against Rep. Steve KingSteven (Steve) Arnold KingFeenstra wins Iowa House race to fill Steve King's seat Democrats lead in 3 of 4 Iowa House races: poll Hillicon Valley: House votes to condemn QAnon | Americans worried about foreign election interference | DHS confirms request to tap protester phones MORE (R-Iowa).