The rise of anti establishment candidates during the 2016 U.S. Presidential elections has seen many different political views come to the fore as the candidates explain their views on specific policies and issues. However, for some the rise of these non-establishment figures has become a worrying trend they struggle to understand as the election race moves towards its conclusion in 2016; Fox Business host Trish Regan believes the rise of self declared socialist Bernie Sanders is a particularly worrying problem and addressed the rise of socialism across the world with Thor Halvorssen.
The founder of the Human Rights Foundation, Halvorssen detailed the definition of socialism for the viewers of Regan’s “The Intelligence Report”, which Regan believes is one of the first times the supporters of Sanders have heard the truth behind the good points of the ideology. Regan praised the knowledge of Venezuelan born Halvorssen after the Hollywood based film producer revealed the many different ways socialism can be defined depending on how the theory is being used.
Thor Halvorssen went on to provide a detailed account of how socialism had affected his own country of Venezuela after it had become a part of mainstream politics; initially, socialist policies had been used as part of a more mainstream political focus to some success. However, Thor Halvorssen went on to explain socialist ideals had been used by a series of political figures who had little interest in anything other than achieving their own aims; following these problems, food and water shortages have become a part of everyday life in the South American country.
Finally, Thor Halvorssen caused a small amount of surprise in host Trish Regan when he revealed he had decided to back Bernie Sanders campaign for President. Halvorssen went on to explain his reasoning for backing the campaign of Halvorssen, detailing issues with the views and connections the leading candidates for both parties have in terms of human rights. Follow Thor on Twitter @thorhalvorssen to keep up with his news and events.