Video: Democrat Senator Jeff Merkley Attempts To Define ‘Socialism’

President Donald Trump spoke out very declaratively against socialism during his State of the Union address.

From Real Clear Politics:

“Here, in the United States, we are alarmed by new calls to adopt socialism in our country,” the president said. “America was founded on liberty and independence – not government coercion, domination, and control. We are born free, and we will stay free.”

“Tonight, we renew our resolve that America will never be a socialist country,” Trump declared.

But there are some in power who don’t seem to understand the dangers of socialism.

And it’s not just the declared socialist lawmakers in power like Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) and Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI).

Here’s Sen. Jeff Merkley, listen to how he describes what socialism is to CNN’s Erin Burnett in a video from the Free Beacon.

From Daily Wire:

BURNETT: Do you agree, Senator Merkley, at the bottom line: America should never be a socialist country?

MERKLEY: You know, the president started out by saying it was going to be bipartisan, wanted to bring people together. But he just couldn’t restrain himself from going into campaign mode. And certainly, we heard Paul Ryan when he was speaker say, ‘hey, now that we’ve won this big tax give away to the richest Americans, we have to dismantle these social programs. We have to dismantle Medicare or tone it down. We have to diminish Social Security.’ What they refer to as entitlements. I call them programs earned and very smart programs for our seniors and I support those and the president wants to tear those apart. I think he is making a big mistakes take for quality of life in America.

BURNETT: But you don’t, but you don’t see that as socialism, right? In terms of the word, obviously, it’s a word of significance.

MERKLEY:Well, it is a society coming together to increase the standard of living of our seniors. And that is pretty much the definition and the president’s attacking it.

No, that isn’t the definition of socialism. Ask Venezuela whose seniors are eating zoo animals to stay alive.

He’d rather defend socialism than admit Trump is right? Just how far down will the TDS send people?