The rise of Bernie Sanders has been a difficult conundrum for the viewers and hosts of Fox Business who have struggled to understand just why his followers have been supporting Sanders in such great numbers. Fox Business host Trish Regan brought human rights activist Thor Halvorssen to her show in a bid to explain the basics of socialism to her viewers; among the reasons Halvorssen was invited to the show is the fact he has a personal history of living under the rule of socialism in his native Venezuela.
Thor Halvorssen has seen both the good and bad sides of socialism as a political and social ideology; the benefits he has seen from socialist principles have all come in Venezuela and Europe when these left leaning principles are combined with mainstream political choices. For Thor Halvorssen (https://twitter.com/ThorHalvorssen/status/705155026063200256?s=01) the success seen in Venezuela has been undermined by a series of politicians seizing on socialism to further their own ends, included in these politicians are those who have recently been making decisions about the prices of food without taking into account the effect this has on the people of the country.
The problems of socialism have resulted in the people of Venezuela standing on the brink of a major humanitarian crisis that will continue long into the future. Despite the problems he has seen with socialism Thor Halvorssen shocked Trish Regan by stating his support for the candidacy of self-described Democratic Socialist Bernie Sanders. After being questioned about his support for the liberal candidate Bernie Sanders Thor Halvorssen explained he found problems supporting any of the other candidates on either the Democrat or Republican candidates. Halvorssen revealed his human rights background made it difficult for him to support leading candidates Hilary Clinton and Donald Trump, which made it easy for him to make the choice of giving the maximum donation possible to the campaign of Vermont Senator Sanders.