Published: Wed, February 20, 2019
World Media | By Cesar Oliver

Bernie Sanders to run for President against Donald Trump in 2020

Bernie Sanders to run for President against Donald Trump in 2020

In a wide-ranging conversation with CBS This Morning, the Vermont Senator admitted that mistakes had been made in the handling of allegations of sexism leveled by members of his campaign team in 2016.

"Powerful special interests may have the money, but we have the people", he warned.

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Mr Sanders claims that he does not have a burning desire to occupy the White House and that the priority is defeating Donald Trump.

Sanders has spent much of the past few years spreading his message and developing relationships with like-minded officials and activists during exhaustive travels around the country - with a particular eye on states won by Trump in 2016 - and via his unrivaled digital operation.

"We have a president who is a racist, who is a sexist, who is a xenophobe, who is doing what no president in our lifetimes has come close to do doing, and that is trying to divide us up", he added.

"Bernie Sanders has already won the debate in the Democrat primary, because every candidate is embracing his brand of socialism", it reads.

"All of these policies and more are now supported by a majority of Americans".

"Our campaign is about transforming our country and creating a government based on the principles of economic, social, racial and environmental justice".

Sanders has been an unsparing critic of Trump, and in his email he called him "the most unsafe president in modern American history".

The most prominent Sanders supporter elected in 2018 was Ocasio-Cortez, a 28-year-old bartender who worked on Sanders's NY campaign and defeated a 10-term Democratic incumbent in June.

Workman said that many Sanders supporters expected their outgoing mayor wouldn't be leaving politics for long - and they were right.

If picked to represent the Democrats in the presidential race, Mr Sanders will likely face current President Donald Trump, who is a Republican, in the next general election.

"I wanted to let the people of the state of Vermont know about this first", Sanders said on Vermont Public Radio. Democrats have the luxury in 2020 of a vast field of qualified candidates with platforms ranging across the ideological spectrum; it's doubtful there's any one candidate who is indispensable. "For decades he has made it clear he understands that the transformational power we need isn't handed down from on high - it's gained through grassroots activism and organizing to challenge injustice and the vast numbers of ills related to corporate power". Still, there is no question that Sanders will be a strong contender for the Democratic nomination.

"I can tell you very happily, and I think any objective observer would confirm what I'm saying, is that in the last year and half or so, the Democratic party has moved in a far more progressive direction than they were before I ran for president", he said in an interview with CNN last year.

"As someone who believes absolutely and unequivocally in Israel's right to exist and to exist in peace and security, as someone who as a young man lived in Israel for a number of months and is very proud of his Jewish heritage ... we must say loudly and clearly that to oppose the reactionary policies of Prime Minister Netanyahu does not make us anti-Israel", he said previous year to a standing ovation at the annual conference of J Street, the liberal Israel policy group.

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