Appearing at a rally for Maryland Democratic gubernatorial candidate Ben Jealous on Tuesday, Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) decided to throw out any high-minded ideas of dialogue and rant that President Trump was the most “racist, sexist, homophobic, bigoted president in history.”
I just returned on Saturday from a nine-state tour working with great candidates all across this country. And I can tell you there are candidates and supporters working hour after hour to make sure we end one-party control of the United States government. They are working to make certain that the agenda of the most racist, sexist, homophobic, bigoted president in history will go nowhere because Democrats will control the House and the Senate.
He continued by resorting to the same litany of victims that the Democratic Party has been citing for decades in their attempts to paint the GOP as a party that has no compassion:
While taking back the House and the Senate is obviously of enormous importance, it is not enough. What we need right now, in governors’ chairs all across this country, are governors who are gonna stand with the working people; they’re gonna stand with the elderly; they’re gonna stand with the children; they’re gonna stand with the poor, and they’re gonna fight for an agenda and an economy for all of us, not just the one percent.
When asked on Monday night whether or not he is planning a presidential run in 2020, as he will not commit to serve a full six-year term if he is, as expected, reelected to the Senate on Tuesday, Sanders dodged, “Right now, my focus is on the year 2018, but if you’re asking me to make an absolute pledge as to whether I’ll be running for president or not, I’m not going to make that pledge. The simple truth is I have not made that decision. But I’m not going to sit here and tell you that I may not run. I may. But on the other hand, I may not.”
Regarding serving a full six-year term, Sanders, 77, stated, “If I’m elected president of the United States? Mmm. Probably impossible to be a senator and a president at the same time. So the answer to that is probably no. But I haven’t made that decision as to whether I’ll run. … If I run and win, the likelihood is I will not be Vermont’s senator.”