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 SandersSunday shows preview: Biden transition, COVID-19 spike in spotlight Sunday shows - Biden win reverberates Biden adviser says White House has not reached out to president-elect MORE, a senior campaign adviser to Democratic presidential nominee Joe BidenJoe BidenMinnesota certifies Biden victory Trump tells allies he plans to pardon Michael Flynn: report Biden says staff has spoken with Fauci: 'He's been very, very helpful' 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 HarrisBiden teams to meet with Trump administration agencies Biden: 'Difficult decision' to staff administration with House, Senate members Ossoff, Warnock to knock on doors in runoff campaigns 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 CuomoNew York City to add COVID-19 checkpoints at bridges, crossings Don't let 'experts' ruin your Thanksgiving Cuomo reverses on in-person Thanksgiving plans with family MORE’s (D) comment that President TrumpDonald John TrumpMinnesota certifies Biden victory Trump tells allies he plans to pardon Michael Flynn: report Republican John James concedes in Michigan Senate race 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.”