Bernie pulled another “[Communist country] may be an authoritarian dictatorship but they did [perceived good statistic].”
This time with China.
Sen. Bernie Sanders: "China is an authoritarian country, becoming more and more authoritarian. But can anyone deny — I mean the facts are clear, that they have taken more people out of extreme poverty than any country in history… That is the fact. End of discussion." pic.twitter.com/l0vMd3dQkL
— The Hill (@thehill) February 25, 2020
Depending on how you look at this, he’s not wrong.
China starved 50 Million of it’s poorest citizens to death.
China also imposed mandatory one-child policies with forced abortions, which reduced the number of mouths to feed in a family.
Killing millions of citizens and forcing millions of more abortions does take people out of poverty because if they are dead, they are not poor anymore.