Politics

Bernie Sanders Adviser Tweets Gif of Jeremy Corbyn Dancing on Margaret Thatcher’s Grave

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A senior political advisor to Sen. Bernie Sanders (I., Vt.) tweeted a gif Sunday of United Kingdom Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn dancing on the grave of former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher.

Winnie Wong, a left-wing activist and former advisor to the Women's March, tweeted the image and wrote, "Jeremy Corbyn's gonna to be the next PM of England. Thats gonna be so much fun."

Corbyn becoming prime minister in the wake of Theresa May's pending resignation is, to put it mildly, highly unlikely. In addition to crassly mocking Thatcher's death and using the fictional title "Prime Minister of England," Wong also promoted a radical politician with numerous ties to anti-Semitism.

In 2005, Corbyn defended a widely condemned speech by then-Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad calling for Israel to be "wiped off the map," complaining about media coverage that ignored some of his "salient points." He has referred to members of the terrorist groups Hamas and Hezbollah as "friends," and he participated in a memorial in 2014 for members of the Black September Palestinian terrorist group, who massacred 11 Israeli athletes at the Munich Olympics in 1972. A report in April revealed Corbyn has failed to hold Labour members accountable for "hate-filled and conspiratorial" posts, such as accusing Jewish members of Parliament of being "Zionist infiltrators."

Thatcher died in 2013 at age 87. She served as Prime Minister from 1979 to 1990, making her the longest-serving British Prime Minister of the 20th century, and she led the Conservative Party from 1975 to 1990. Known as "The Iron Lady," she is still loathed by figures on the left and venerated on the right for her alliance with Ronald Reagan during the Cold War, staunch opposition to communism, and resistance to socialist policies at home.

Sanders, one of the top contenders for the Democratic Party's 2020 nomination, effusively praised Corbyn in 2017, comparing his efforts to reshape the Labour Party to his own campaign to swing Democrats further to the left.

"What has impressed me—and there is a real similarity between what he has done and what I did—is he has taken on the establishment of the Labour Party, he has gone to the grassroots and he has tried to transform that party … and that is exactly what I am trying to do," Sanders said.