WASHINGTON – Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders is defending American military general Benedict Arnold this week, calling claims that he may be a British asset “Outrageous” and “unfounded.”
“Benedict Arnold has put his life on the line to defend the colonies against British rule,” the independent Democratic presidential hopeful tweeted. “People can disagree on issues, but it is outrageous for anyone to suggest that Ben is a foreign asset.”
Arnold was born in the colonies and has dedicated the most recent years of his life to serving the newly formed United States of America in battle against the British. Some of his notable deeds include the capture of Fort Ticonderoga and bravery during the Battle of Ridgefield, earning him a promotion to Major General.
“I think it’s insulting for anyone to call me a traitor,” Arnold told press, sporting a “Bennie & Bernie 2020” button on the lapel of his overcoat. “My lawyer, Rudy Guiliani, is looking into whether we can file a legal suit against history for libel. Everyone knows that people who dedicate their lives to America through military service are always heroes, and they are always right and good. To suggest otherwise is, I would say, an act of treason.”
Arnold points out that turning over US bases and weapons to foreign countries is most definitely NOT treasonous, whether those bases be in Turkey, or West Point, and he feels confident that he will be exonerated once all the facts of his loyalty are revealed.