WASHINGTON DC- Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) reportedly asked for king-sized beds and low-temperature room in his list of hotel demands when he was on the campaign trail.
In “Battle for the Soul: Inside the Democrats’ Campaigns to Defeat Trump,” published on Wednesday, author Edward-Isaac Dovere describes how Sanders would request that the temperature in his room be kept at 60 degrees “even if that required having a staffer sit in the room with an open window in the winter to make sure it cooled enough or calling management in to override the system,” an excerpt by cited by Fox News read.
Dovere, a former Politico journalist who now writes for The Atlantic, reportedly said his research for the book included more than 400 interviews conducted over a four-year period.
Dovere said there was no bending the rules with Sanders’s demands and recounted one time on a campaign stop in California where and angry Sanders shamed a hotel employee who could not get a thermostat below 65 degrees.
Sanders is reported to have watched the employee struggle with the thermostat as he sat on his bed before asking her is she didn’t want him to sleep that night, the book reads.
The book describes a Sanders who would request hotel rooms away from elevators and ice machines where “quiet was guaranteed.”
The senators rooms ought to have had bathtubs and king-sized beds, which had to have a down comforter or another blanket in the closet. The extra blanket had to be dark blue and made of cotton.
But the senator, however, supposedly did not like hotel room upgrades. According to the book, Sanders would most of the time switch with an aide if he was upgraded to a nicer room.
The book goes ahead to described Sanders love for private air travel.
“He would always be a little embarrassed pulling into the private terminals, but boy, did he get a kick out of not worrying about being late for a flight that couldn’t take off without him,” Dovere is quoted to have written.
Fox wrote that Sanders used commercial flights before his bit for White House in 2016 made him a national figure.
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