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 puts DC condo up for sale Harris in difficult starring role on border The Hill's Morning Report - Biden may find zero GOP support for jobs plan MORE, a senior campaign adviser to Democratic presidential nominee Joe BidenJoe BidenObama, Clinton reflect on Mondale's legacy Biden, Harris commend Mondale in paving the way for female VP Mondale in last message to staff: 'Joe in the White House certainly helps' 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, Harris commend Mondale in paving the way for female VP Overnight Energy: Treasury creates hub to fight climate change through finance | Sanders, Ocasio-Cortez introduce 'Green New Deal for Public Housing' | Harris: Americans able to 'breathe easier and sleep better' under Biden 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 AG asked to investigate if Cuomo used state resources on his book On The Money: Treasury creates hub to fight climate change | Manchin throws support behind union-backed PRO Act | Consumer bureau rolls out rule to bolster CDC eviction ban Cuomo: Congress must include SALT cap repeal in future legislation MORE’s (D) comment that President TrumpDonald TrumpHouse votes to condemn Chinese government over Hong Kong Former Vice President Walter Mondale dies at age 93 White House readies for Chauvin verdict 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.”