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The Internet Can Turn Quickly — Even On Bernie Sanders

With the weekend coming, some are likely headed out of town for vacation. But how Bernie Sanders is choosing to spend his down time after his hard-fought campaign with Hillary Clinton had some of his former supporters this week questioning his Democratic socialist authenticity.

Sanders recently purchased a lake-front home in North Hero, Vt., his home state. The $575,000, four-bedroom home includes 500 feet of Lake Champlain beachfront on the east side of the island, according to the Vermont newspaper Seven Days.

The purchase makes this Sanders' third home, and after the news broke of his recent purchase, the Internet became a breeding ground for complaints.

Others came to Sanders' defense.

For some context: as Michael Briggs, Sanders's spokesman, told the Washington Post, the home is 1,800 square feet, less than the average square footage of an American home built in 2010-that was 2,392 square feet.

The senator's wife, Jane Sanders, said they sold her family's lake home in Maine, which enabled them to purchase their new abode.

"The entire family is very excited about it," Jane Sanders said.

The Sanders's also own homes in Washington and Burlington, Vt.

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