U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders Announces Bid for The Presidency, Trump Wishes Him Well
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Senator Bernie Sanders is running for president again. After months of speculation, the runner-up for the 2016 Democratic Nominee has announced that he is going after the oval office.
But this the difference this time is, according to him, is that “we’re going to win.”
He is set to join a crowded Democratic field, as he is currently the 10th person from the party to announce his intention to become the next president of the United States.
According to the New York Times, he was once considered the dark horse of the Democrats, due to his rather “far left” ideologies, but 2020 is different. Many from the party has since adapted his ideologies such as health care for all.
But despite all that, it seems that Mr. Sanders can still bank on the steam of his previous campaign, as many are still “feeling the Bern.” In fact, in just 12 hours after formally entering the race, the Sanders campaign declared that it had already received more than $4 million in donations.
Sources said that apart from former Vice President Joe Biden, he still ranks high when it comes to wide name recognition.
As mentioned above, many of the Democrats have embraced Bernie’s stance, but he can still be considered the flagship bearer of the so called “socialist democrat,” something he is not afraid to call himself.
Though the Republicans has compared his socialist stance to what happened in Venezuela, he clarified that, “Bernie Sanders does not want to have the United States become the horrific economic situation that unfortunately exists in Venezuela right now.”
He added, “what Bernie Sanders wants is to learn from countries around the world why other countries are doing a better job of dealing with income and wealth inequality than we are.”
As for U.S. President Donald Trump, he was surprisingly tame regarding his comments to Bernie’s announcement.
According to The Hill, President Trump said, “personally I think he missed his time. But I like Bernie because he is one person that, you know, on trade he sort of would agree on trade. I’m being very tough on trade, he was tough on trade.”
He further added that he wishes Bernie well.