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: CDC school reopening guidance stirs debate; Texas battles winter freeze White House says teacher vaccinations not required for schools to reopen CNN's John Berman chides White House aide on reopening schools: 'Not a trick question' MORE, a senior campaign adviser to Democratic presidential nominee Joe BidenJoe BidenHouse Democrats pass sweeping .9T COVID-19 relief bill with minimum wage hike Biden to hold virtual bilateral meeting with Mexican president More than 300 charged in connection to Capitol riot 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 HarrisExclusive: How Obama went to bat for Warren To unite America, Biden administration must brace for hate Democratic strategists start women-run media consulting firm 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 CuomoConservative reporter confronts CNN's Jim Acosta at CPAC Overnight Health Care: FDA panel endorses Johnson & Johnson vaccine | CDC director warns decline in cases 'may be stalling' | Biden administration buys 100,000 doses of Lilly antibody drug Donald Trump Jr. attacks Cheney at CPAC: 'Lincoln Project Liz' MORE’s (D) comment that President TrumpDonald TrumpBiden to hold virtual bilateral meeting with Mexican president More than 300 charged in connection to Capitol riot Trump Jr.: There are 'plenty' of GOP incumbents who should be challenged 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.”