Today, socialist Bernie Sanders announced he is running for President in 2020 to oppose Trump:
U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders, the progressive populist who mounted a fierce challenge to front-runner Hillary Clinton in the 2016 White House campaign, said on Tuesday he will again seek the Democratic Party’s presidential nomination in 2020.
Sanders, 77, an independent who caucuses with the Democrats, announced his candidacy in an email to supporters, pledging to build a vast grassroots movement to confront the special interests that he said dominate government and politics.
“I am running for President because we need to invest in jobs and education for our kids, not more jails and incarceration. We need to end the destructive war on drugs private prisons, and cash bail, and bring about major police department reform.” @BernieSanders #Bernie2020 pic.twitter.com/9Gk96hS3dt
— People for Bernie (@People4Bernie) February 19, 2019
In his campaign, Sanders said he would push for many of the same issues that powered his 2016 bid and resonated with younger voters, including universal healthcare, raising the minimum wage, and free public college tuition.
“Our campaign is about creating a government and economy that works for the many, not just the few,” Sanders said in the email, asking for 1 million people to sign up to start the effort.
Personally think Bernie Sanders won’t gain as much traction as he did last time because Hillary Clinton is not running.
She was such a bad candidate Bernie looked good by comparison. Not so much this time as he’s got a lot of baggage.
Watch as he defends bread lines, people waiting in line for basic food needs, as a very good thing:
“It’s funny, sometimes American journalists talk about how bad our country is, that people are lining up for food. That’s a good thing. In other countries people don’t line up for food. The rich get the food and the poor starve to death.”
Bernie has a lot of explaining to do!
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