Sanders: Trump setting 'terrible example' for our children

Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersBloomberg: 'I'm going to stay right to the bitter end' of Democratic primary race The Memo: Biden seeks revival in South Carolina Sanders makes the case against Biden ahead of SC primary MORE (I-Vt.) accused President TrumpDonald John TrumpThe Memo: Biden seeks revival in South Carolina Congress eyes billion to billion to combat coronavirus Sanders makes the case against Biden ahead of SC primary 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 Devi HarrisThe Memo: Biden seeks revival in South Carolina Bloomberg campaign lobbied Yang for endorsement, possible VP offer: report Biden looks to shore up lead in SC MORE (D) and New Jersey Sen. Cory BookerCory Anthony BookerThe Memo: Biden seeks revival in South Carolina Bloomberg campaign lobbied Yang for endorsement, possible VP offer: report Warren calls for changes to presidential pardon power, pledges to create clemency board 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 KingMother of child in viral meme sends Steve King cease-and-desist for using image in fundraising Nebraska Democratic Party Chair: Rural vote should be 'bedrock' of party With surge in anti-Semitism, political leaders need to be aggressive and reflective in response MORE (R-Iowa).