Sweden is a country that has managed to thrive under it’s socialist doctrine. As such it’s a go to example for 2020 presidential candidate Bernie Sanders. But the admiration doesn’t go both ways.
Former Swedish prime minister Carl Bildt gave made a biting tweet aimed directly at Sanders. It called the senator out for heaping praise on the communist Soviet Union while visiting in 1988.
Bildt even posted the incriminating video:
Sanders can be witnessed practically gushing over his new communist friends.
It seems like this affiliation grates on Bildt’s nerves as Sanders constantly uses Sweden as a reference. Well this was pretty good way to get some distance from the senator while sending a clear message to stop making comparisons.