(RightWingAmericans.Com)- Now that Bernie Sanders is out of the race, millions of Americans are left with the choice between President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden. For Republicans, it’s an easy choice, but for Democrats, it’s a different story. Sanders supporters, if they don’t want to vote Republican, must swallow their pride and vote for the DNC establishment candidate who threw Sanders under the bus.
And, with Biden representing everything wrong with the Democratic Party, it looks like Trump might have an opportunity to bring over Sanders supporters who care about protecting American interests. During Thursday’s Coronavirus Task Force press briefing, the president suggested he might be willing to do more to help students bogged down with huge debt.
That’s a Bernie talking point if I’ve ever heard one!
During his opening comments, the president suggested he was willing to go “further” on forgiving student loans than the current six-month deferral put in place by his administration as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.
“Previously we waived student loan payments for six months, so student loan payments have been waived for six months,” he said. “We’ll discuss it after that. We may go further.”
That’s an olive branch if I’ve ever heard one!
Bernie Sanders has long been an advocate of forgiving student loan debts in the United States, and in recent years, more Republicans have come around to the idea. Will Chamberlain, the editor-in-chief of conservative magazine Human Events, advocates a policy of “seizing the endowments” of universities and cancelled student debt.
Seize university endowments
Use funds raised for a student debt jubilee
Cut off all federal funding to universities
Reallocate that funding to the Freedom Dividend
— Will Chamberlain (@willchamberlain) May 14, 2019
Conservatives are increasingly coming to the realization that universities are conning young people out of hundreds of thousands of dollars for educations that are, in some cases, worthless.
However, Trump’s comments may also mean that interest rates are simply kept at a minimum. Republican lawmakers would likely be reluctant to discuss canceling student debt.