When Leon Krauze of Univision asked the socialist candidate a few difficult questions, he refused to answer because it might have incriminated him. The interviewer on the Spanish-language American network obviously has an audience with access to Spanish-language media from Venezuela, the place that Sanders was asked about, but he skirted the issue with a Clinton-esque brush-off.
Specifically, Sanders was asked to explain socialism's failure in Venezuela and other South American socialist countries.
Krauze: I am sure that you know about this topic: various leftist governments, especially the populists, are in serious trouble in Latin America. The socialist model in Venezuela has the country near collapse. Argentina, also Brazil, how do you explain that failure?
Sanders: You are asking me questions . . .
Krauze: I am sure you're interested in that.
Sanders: I am very interested, but right now I'm running for President of the United States.
Krauze: So you don't have an opinion about the crisis in Venezuela?
Sanders: Of course I have an opinion, but as I said, I'm focused on my campaign.
Me: So why don't you see this as a campaign issue for America? If you're hawking socialism and it isn't working in Venezuela, don't you think it's important for the American public to know why you believe it isn't and what can and should be done to make it work?
Sanders: Wall Shhtreet. Wall Shhtreet. That's the real problem.