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What Does Bernie Sanders Love To Watch On His iPad?

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By Tara Lloyd

A recent New York Times profile has revealed Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders' viewing habits.

Apparently Sanders is a bit of a cinephile, preferring to use his iPad to watch movies.

"Even his amusements seem to be in character. He uses an iPad (not a phone) to devour social media and news, and loves to watch old boxing matches and movies like The Wolf of Wall Street and Melancholia, a 2011 dystopian drama that ends with the obliteration of the Earth," the profile reads.

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The piece also revealed, "He sings along, tunelessly, with 1960s and 1970s folk rock on car radios, takes long walks with his wife and adores his grandchildren."

It's quite a difference from current president Donald Trump, who recently trashed Oscar-winning film Parasite at a rally.

"How bad were the Academy Awards this year, did you see? 'And the winner is ... a movie from South Korea," he said.

"What the hell was that all about? We've got enough problems with South Korea with trade, on top of it they give them the best movie of the year?"

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It's also a stark difference from former president Barack Obama, who regularly shares his pop culture favorites on social media.

For his 2019 favorites, he named films such as Booksmart, The Irishman, Little Women, and Parasite amongst his favorites.

For his favorite TV shows, he nominated Fleabag, Unbelievable, and Watchmen.

On his list he also included some lesser-known picks, including Kent Jones' Diane starring Mary Kay Place, and Ciro Guerra and Cristina Gallego’s Birds of Passage.

He also gave a mention to A24'sT he Last Black Man in San Francisco, which appeared on many critic's top ten lists.

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The profile also acknowledged that Sanders could be a difficult person to work for, quoting statements he had told the New York Times editorial board.

"Look, I don’t tolerate [expletive] terribly well," he was quoted as saying.

"I’m not good at backslapping. I’m not good at pleasantries. If you have your birthday, I’m not going to call you up to congratulate you, so you’ll love me and you’ll write nice things about me."

He added, "That’s not what I do. Never have. I take that as a little bit of a criticism, self-criticism. I have been amazed at how many people respond to, 'Happy Birthday!' 'Oh Bernie, thanks so much for calling.' It works. It’s just not my style. I try to stay focused on the important issues facing working families in this country, and I fight for them."

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Sanders is currently battling Joe Biden in the polls, and recently gave an interview to CNN.

He said that if Biden is the Democratic candidate, he believes Biden could beat Trump.

"And if Joe is the candidate, I'll do everything I can to make sure that he does (win)," he said.

He also said he would love the support of Elizabeth Warren, who recently dropped out of the running.

"Well, I'm not going to speculate. We would love to have Sen. Warren's support and we would love to have the millions of people who supported Sen. Warren in her campaign on board," he said.

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