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Bernie Sanders – At DNC, Bernie Sanders repeats claim that top one-tenth of 1% owns as much wealth as bottom 90%

The Truth-o-Meter says: Mostly True | At DNC, Bernie Sanders repeats claim that top one-tenth of 1% owns as much wealth as bottom 90%

Now that the Democratic primary is over, Sen. Bernie Sanders’ speeches have a new feature: an enthusiastic endorsement of Hillary Clinton. But he’s still reciting his favorite stump speech lines about income inequality that he used throughout his campaign. "It is not moral, it is not acceptable, and it is not sustainable that the top one-tenth of 1 percent now owns almost as much wealth as the bottom 90 percent," he said at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia July 25. That statistic is a classic Sanders line — one we’ve looked at twice before. It rates Mostly …

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