Bernie Sanders, a Socialist, Says He's a Millionaire After Lucrative Book Sales

Former vice president Joe Biden and Sen. Bernie Sanders

Former vice president Joe Biden and Sen. Bernie Sanders

Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) on Monday, April 15, from 6:30 to 7:30pm ET in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.

Sanders' disclosure came ahead of his decision to release the last 10 years of his tax returns in the coming days. Sanders told the New York Times on Tuesday that he is now a member of the two comma club, thanks to a Senator's six-figure salary and a bestselling book; 2018's 'Where We Go From Here'.

"If you write a best-selling book, you can be a millionaire, too", he said. Sanders has faced growing criticism in recent weeks for not having released his tax returns, even while congressional Democrats pursue any avenue they can to force President Trump to release his tax returns.

He said they will be released "certainly before" April 15 and added that President Donald Trump should do the same. "We are going to release 10 years of our tax returns, and we hope that on that day Donald Trump will do the same", the independent senator said.

The 2020 Democratic presidential hopeful told CBS's Ed O'Keefe that Medicare for All would put an end to insurance companies and drug companies making billions of dollars while essentially reducing private insurance companies to covering cosmetic surgery.

But, he predicted, his would be boring in comparison to the president's. Gillibrand has made 12 years of her returns public. Sen. He also released a summary of his 2016 return.

Sanders - whose trademark on the campaign trail is his attacks on the "millionaires" and the "billionaires" - consistently ranked among the least wealthy members of the Senate.

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