Blitzer Asks Sanders if Being Jewish Complicates Relationship with Muslim World
CNN host Wolf Blitzer suggested on Wednesday that Bernie Sanders becoming the first elected Jewish President may complicate the U.S. relationship with Muslim and Arab leaders in the world.
“You, of course, are Jewish. Do you think that potentially could be a problem, working with the Muslim world out there and trying to get help – for example – in the war against ISIS?” Blitzer asked Sanders during a live interview on CNN.
“No, I don’t,” Sanders responded.
Blitzer’s question was a follow-up question, after Sanders commented on President Barack Obama’s speech earlier in the day at the Islamic Society of Baltimore, his first visit to a Mosque since taking office.
Meanwhile, CNN reported that starting Wednesday Sanders will be receiving Secret Service protection. The campaign requested a Secret Service detail last week, according to the report.
Sanders is the fourth presidential candidate to receive Secret Service protection this campaign cycle. Donald Trump and Ben Carson requested it last fall. Hillary Clinton has lifelong Secret Service protection as a former First Lady of the United States.