Sanders: Trump setting 'terrible example' for our children

Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersGabbard hits DNC over poll criteria for debates The Hill's Campaign Report: Democratic field begins to shrink ahead of critical stretch Keystone XL Pipeline gets nod from Nebraska Supreme Court MORE (I-Vt.) accused President TrumpDonald John TrumpThe Hill's Campaign Report: Democratic field begins to shrink ahead of critical stretch To ward off recession, Trump should keep his mouth and smartphone shut Trump: 'Who is our bigger enemy,' Fed chief or Chinese leader? 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 HarrisGabbard hits DNC over poll criteria for debates The Hill's Campaign Report: Democratic field begins to shrink ahead of critical stretch Gabbard, Steyer inch toward making third Democratic debate MORE (D) and New Jersey Sen. Cory BookerCory Anthony BookerGabbard hits DNC over poll criteria for debates The Hill's Campaign Report: Democratic field begins to shrink ahead of critical stretch Gabbard, Steyer inch toward making third Democratic debate 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 - Trump on defense over economic jitters Steve King says 'left-wing media' and GOP leadership owe him apology after rape, incest comments 11 Essential reads you missed this week MORE (R-Iowa).