On Tuesday, Mr Sanders kickstarted his latest bid for White House power after falling short in securing the Democratic nomination in 2016. And now
On Tuesday, Mr Sanders kickstarted his latest bid for White House power after falling short in securing the Democratic nomination in 2016. And now the 77-year-old has recommenced his bitter war of words with Trump in a video announcing his candidacy for the 2020 election. According to the Daily Telegraph, Mr Sanders said Trump was “the most dangerous president in modern American history”.
He added: “We are running against a president who is a pathological liar, a fraud, a racist, a sexist, a xenophobe and someone who is undermining American democracy as he leads us in an authoritarian direction.”
When quizzed about Mr Sanders comments by reporters yesterday, Trump wished his rival well.
But he said: “Personally I think he’s missed his time.”
Mr Sanders lost out in the last election to Hilary Clinton, claiming around four million fewer votes.
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However, due to his progressive policies, he is seen as a main contender in removing Trump from office.
In the video, Mr Sanders – the US senator from Vermont – urged one million people to join his grassroots campaign to get him into power.
He said: “Together you and I and our 2016 campaign began the political revolution.
“Now it is time to complete that revolution and implement the vision that we fought for.”
His policies include government-funded healthcare for all, free college tuition and a $15 minimum wage.
Bernie Sanders is the longest-serving Independent in the history of the US Congress, having been elected to the US House of Representatives in 1990.
The Brooklyn-born left-wing politician became a protest organiser in the Civil Rights Movement in the latest 1960s after moving to Vermont.
He was elected to the US Senate in 2006 and has been re-elected twice since, in 2012 and 2018.