In an interview with CBS 'Face the Nation', Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders commented on the women's marches and said he found President Trump's inaugural speech 'somewhat amusing' when he criticized the establishment that was sitting right behind him. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) In an interview with CBS 'Face the Nation', Senator Bernie Sanders called Donald Trump's inaugural speech 'somewhat amusing' when Trump blasted the establishment sitting right behind him and who Sanders said have supported him. Sanders also called the "point" of the global women's marches "extraordinary." Also, in a swipe at Donald Trump who tweeted out "Why didn't these people vote?", Sanders said "I have a feeling that the vast majority who protested did vote." Hundreds of thousands of women filled the streets of major American cities to lead an unprecedented wave of international protests against Trump, mocking and denouncing the new U.S. leader the day after his inauguration. Women activists, outraged by Trump's campaign rhetoric and behavior they found to be especially misogynistic, spearheaded scores of marches in the United States and sympathy rallies around the world on Saturday. Organizers said they drew nearly 5 million protesters in all, far surpassing crowd expectations. The demonstrations also highlighted strong discontent over Trump's comments and policy positions toward a wide range of groups, including Mexican immigrants, Muslims, the disabled and environmentalists. Trump's speech struck a populist note and he said Friday's inauguration ceremony was "not merely transferring power from one administration to another and from one party to another, but we are transferring power from Washington, D.C. and giving it back to the people."