Following Donald Trump’s surprise victory, Bernie Sanders says he’s not ruling out a presidential run in 2020
“Four years is a long time from now,” says Sanders. “We’ll take one thing at a time, but I’m not ruling out anything.”
Sanders, who is currently 75, would be nearly 80 come the 2020 election. However, Sanders has clearly shown that he has energy beyond his age, and seems to be in perfect health.
If Sanders were to be elected in 2020, it would make him nearly 10 years older than any president before him; Donald Trump will soon become the oldest president ever at 70.
In speaking with the Associated Press, Sanders rightfully went after the Democratic Party, saying; “It is an embarrassment, I think, to the entire of Democratic Party that millions of white working-class people decided to vote for Mr. Trump, which suggests that the Democratic message of standing up for working people no longer holds much sway among workers in this country”.
Sanders continues; “You cannot be a party which on one hand says we’re in favor of working people, we’re in favor of the needs of young people but we don’t quite have the courage to take on Wall Street and the billionaire class. People do not believe that. You’ve got to decide which side you’re on.”
When speaking about President-elect Trump, Sanders says; “I hope I’m wrong, but I believe that he is a fraud, and I think despite all of his rhetoric about being a champion of the working class, it will turn out to be hollow”.
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