Bernie Sanders gives a number: ‘How much do you have to earn to be rich?’

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( – “How much do you have to earn to be rich?” Sen. Bernie Sanders was asked Monday night in a live appearance on Fusion, the Yahoo!-ABC News Network.

It took Sanders only a few seconds to answer the question: “I would say that people who make $250,000 a year are doing pretty well.”

As part of a quick-question, quick-answer round with the moderators, Sanders also was asked, “Is it off-brand for a Democratic Socialist to live in a mansion like the White House?”

“I would consider it more like public housing,” he said, drawing laughter and applause from the audience.

— Written by Susan Jones