Bernie Sanders Slams Donald Trump as 'Most Dangerous President in Modern American History'
Senator Bernie Sanders attacked the US President Donald Trump during a speech that kicked off his 2020 Democratic presidential bid campaign.
During the campaign rally conducted in his native Brooklyn, Sanders dubbed President Trump as “dangerous” while speaking about defeating him during the upcoming elections.
“Thank you for being part of a campaign which is not only going to win the Democratic nomination, which is not only going to defeat Donald Trump, the most dangerous president in modern American history…” Sanders said during the speech.
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As we enter the new year our job is to think big, not small. The extraordinary power of the corporate establishment is not just over our economy and political life, it is over our imagination – our ability to envision a different kind of world. If it is "normal," at a time of massive wealth and income inequality, for Trump to provide $1.5 trillion in tax breaks to the top one percent, why is it "unrealistic" to provide health care for all – which every other major country does? If it is just "bi-partisan politics" to spend some $700 billion a year on the military, more than the next ten nations combined, why is it a "radical" idea to lower student debt and make public colleges and universities tuition free? If it is "business as usual" to give billions in incentives and tax breaks to the fossil fuel companies that are destroying our planet, why is "impractical" to boldly transform our energy system into energy efficiency and sustainable energy? We are the wealthiest nation in the history of the world. If we stand together and think big, and not let demagogues divide us up, there is nothing we cannot accomplish.
Sanders also claimed during his speech that the issues of “racism, sexism, xenophobia, homophobia and religious bigotry” will be avoided by his campaign.
He further added that the “underlying principles” of their government will not be “greed, hatred, and lies.” He stressed the fact that factors including “economic justice, social justice, racial justice, and environmental justice” would guide their government.
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Thank you to the 13,000 people who came to Brooklyn College yesterday to officially launch our campaign, and the many, many more who followed along online. And thank you to the many volunteers who made our rally possible. It was an incredible day. Brothers and sisters: We have an enormous amount of work in front of us. If we stand together, if we don't allow Trump and his friends to divide us up, there is nothing we cannot accomplish. This country has an extraordinary future. Let's make it happen.
Sanders further highlighted the vast difference between Trump’s privileged upbringing to his own humble working class roots.
The 77-year-old senator’s rhetoric for 2020 campaign, which focuses on his personal story, is surprisingly different to the one he adopted during his failed 2016 election campaign when he lost the Democratic nomination to senator Hillary Clinton.
Meanwhile, the policies implementation that he offered to his supporters remained the same, as per Daily Mail.
Sanders’s promise basically involved making the rich pay more tax, making higher education free, and a policy regarding a $15 an hour minimum wage and Medicare.
Bernie Sanders: "Thank you for being part of a campaign which is not only going to win the Democratic nomination, which is not only going to defeat Donald Trump, the most dangerous president in modern American history, but with your help, we are going to transform this country." pic.twitter.com/6GdF3mUcql— The Hill (@thehill) March 2, 2019
The senator’s speech was welcomed by a crowd of almost 2,000 supporters as he attempts to run for the Democratic ticket.
The crowd was even heard chanting the slogan, “1,2,3, screw the bourgeoisie” as well as “Green New Deal” to support Democratic plan of tackling climate change.
Sanders is running the new campaign with new professionalism. His campaign HQ has shifted to Washington from Vermont.
Furthermore, his staff now also includes a young progressive Muslim activist taking lead roles as well as women and minorities taking five senior roles.
With the clock ticking for 2020 presidential elections, it is not just the Democratic senators who are attacking Trump ideologies. Recently, a Trump supporter's home was also vandalized after he placed "Trump 2020" flag on his porch.