Symone Sanders warns of 'K-shaped' economic recovery benefiting wealthy

Symone Sanders warns of 'K-shaped' economic recovery benefiting wealthy
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Symone SandersSymone SandersHarris facilitates coin toss at Howard University football game Harris to campaign for Gavin Newsom ahead of recall election Harris drops plan to campaign with Newsom after Kabul attack MORE, a senior campaign adviser to Democratic presidential nominee Joe BidenJoe BidenJan. 6 panel lays out criminal contempt case against Bannon Overnight Energy & Environment — Presented by the American Petroleum Institute — Democrats address reports that clean energy program will be axed Two House Democrats to retire ahead of challenging midterms MORE, said on Sunday that recent economic gains are indicative of a “K-shaped” recovery that benefits the wealthy.

“It is going well for folks at the top, but for folks who are middle class or below, it’s going down,” Sanders said on “Fox News Sunday.” “The question really is, is this working for working families, and the answer is no.”


Sanders noted that while numerous white-collar workers have been able to work from home during coronavirus-related shutdowns, she and Biden are thinking about truck drivers, cashiers,  autoworkers and others "who are at higher risk of shortened hours but also higher risk of being exposed" to COVID-19.

“I just think we have to think about the pain that the working families across this country are experiencing right now,” she added.

Guest host Bret Baier also questioned Sanders about whether Biden would take a potential coronavirus vaccine if it was approved before Election Day.

“We all want a vaccine, but we want that vaccine to be safe, and when a vaccine is eventually available we want it to be equitably distributed,” Sanders responded but did not definitively say whether the former vice president would get vaccinated.

Biden’s running mate, Sen. Kamala HarrisKamala HarrisHarris to campaign with McAuliffe in Virginia Harris to highlight drought, climate change in Nevada trip Senate GOP signals they'll help bail out Biden's Fed chair MORE (D-Calif.), made similar comments this weekend. 

“I will say that I would not trust Donald Trump, and it would have to be a credible source of information that talks about the efficacy and the reliability of whatever he's talking about,” she told CNN’s “State of the Union.” 

Baier on Sunday also pressed Sanders on the Biden campaign’s condemnation of violence and New York Gov. Andrew CuomoAndrew CuomoEMILY's List announces early endorsement of Hochul Hochul jumps out to early lead in NY governor's primary: poll De Blasio privately says he plans to run for New York governor: report MORE’s (D) comment that President TrumpDonald TrumpTrump goes after Cassidy after saying he wouldn't support him for president in 2024 Jan. 6 panel lays out criminal contempt case against Bannon Hillicon Valley — Presented by Xerox — Agencies sound alarm over ransomware targeting agriculture groups MORE would need “an army” to visit New York City.

Sanders said she was not aware of the context of Cuomo’s remarks but added that “Gov. Cuomo doesn’t work for the Biden campaign.”

Biden and Harris, she added, “believe we should live in a country where the president does not incite violence or fan the flames the hate of this country, pour gasoline on tense situations.”