Sanders: Trump setting 'terrible example' for our children

Sen. Bernie SandersBernard (Bernie) SandersOvernight Health Care: DOJ charges doctors over illegal opioid prescriptions | Cummings accuses GOP of obstructing drug pricing probe | Sanders courts Republican voters with 'Medicare for All' | Dems probe funding of anti-abortion group Ex-Obama campaign manager: Sanders can't beat Trump Booker calls for sweeping voting rights reforms MORE (I-Vt.) accused President TrumpDonald John TrumpHouse Dems demand Barr cancel 'inappropriate' press conference on Mueller report DOJ plans to release 'lightly redacted' version of Mueller report Thursday: WaPo Nadler accuses Barr of 'unprecedented steps' to 'spin' Mueller report 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 HarrisEx-Obama campaign manager: Sanders can't beat Trump Pollster says Trump's approval rating in 2020 will be impacted by Dem nominee 20 Dems demand no more money for ICE agents, Trump wall MORE (D) and New Jersey Sen. Cory BookerCory Anthony BookerHillicon Valley: Washington preps for Mueller report | Barr to hold Thursday presser | Lawmakers dive into AI ethics | FCC chair moves to block China Mobile | Dem bill targets 'digital divide' | Microsoft denies request for facial recognition tech Booker calls for sweeping voting rights reforms 20 Dems demand no more money for ICE agents, Trump wall 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 KingThe Hill's Morning Report — Combative Trump aims at Pelosi before Russia report Steve King's campaign spent more than it raised last quarter It's time for a 'Congressional Jewish Caucus' MORE (R-Iowa).