Sanders Defends his Millionaire Status: ‘I Didn’t Know it Was a Crime to Write a Good Book’

After saying that he is a millionaire last week, Senator Bernie Sanders received some criticism. On Saturday, Sanders took his time to reply to the criticism before a crown in Gary, Ind, according to The Hill.

‘’I didn’t know that it was a crime to write a good book, which turned out to be a best seller. I don’t apologize for writing a book that was No 3 on The New York Times best-seller list,’’ said Sanders, but he repeated he believes that in a ‘’progressive tax system which demands that the wealthiest people in this country finally start paying their fair share in taxes.’’

“If you write a best-selling book, you can be a millionaire, too,’’ Sanders added.

Sanders also said that he will release his tax returns by Monday, just like some of his competitors from the Democratic party who had done the same thing already.

According to the Times, Sanders’ 2017 Senate financial disclosure forms show that he made about $1.06 million that year, with the most profit coming from his book royalties. He also received some criticism for not releasing his tax returns but made a promise that he would release them by Monday.

Sanders has labeled himself as a democratic socialist, with his position being that the wealthy, mostly billionaires, do not pay enough in taxes.

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