Published: Tue, March 05, 2019
Worldwide | By Stella Potter

Bernie Throws Shade at Hillary, Won't Seek 2020 Election Advice from Her

Bernie Throws Shade at Hillary, Won't Seek 2020 Election Advice from Her

At a launch rally in Brooklyn, where he grew up, Mr Sanders, 77, told a roaring crowd estimated at 13,000 that they would win by "putting together the strongest grassroots campaign in the history of United States politics".

MEDINA: I think the fact that he's come down to Brooklyn to open his campaign and talk about his background - I think it's good.

"And that is something I will never forget", he said to an audience who broke out with chants of "Bernie, Bernie, Bernie".

And now the Democratic socialist senator from Vermont intends to vie once more for the Democratic presidential nomination to run against Trump in 2020.

Sanders discussed defeating President Trump whom he described as one of the most risky presidents in US history.

The Vermont senator positioned himself in opposition to Trump administration policies from immigration to climate change.

"It's absurd that the first bill during the shutdown is legislation which punishes Americans who exercise their constitutional right to engage in political activity", Sanders, I-Vt. said on Twitter, linking to an article in The Intercept about the bill.

"I did not come from a family of privilege that prepared me to entertain people on television by telling workers, "you're fired", Senator Sanders said.

"Chicago provided me, for the first time in my life, the opportunity to put two and two together in understanding how the real world worked", Sanders said.

He kicked off the campaign in Brooklyn - his birthplace. He told the crowd at Navy Pier they should not "allow Trump and his friends to divide us up". Elizabeth Warren of MA courted voters in Iowa while Sen.

Sanders, who mounted a bid for the presidency as a Democrat in 2016 that won him a large base of supporters, announced last month his run for 2020.

Bernie Sanders is launching his second presidential campaign with a call for Americans from all walks of life to join his fight for a political revolution, one he's been waging for four decades. "As I recall, my allowance was 25 cents a week", he said.

He had begun his 2016 campaign in Vermont, which he has represented in the Senate for almost two decades.

"The reason I tell you all of this is because my activities here in Chicago taught me a very important lesson that I have never forgotten", Sanders said. But I had something more valuable: "I had the role model of a father who had unbelievable courage in journeying across an ocean, with no money in his pocket and not knowing a word of English", the 77-year-old lifelong politician said.

Sanders admitted right away that he is not planning on cutting taxes to move his agenda forward, saying, "I don't say lower taxes". "It's us, together", alluding to his campaign slogan, "Not Me. Us".

As he discussed his humble Brooklyn roots, Sanders contrasted his upbringing with President Donald Trump's wealthy lifestyle and childhood. Chicago is near and dear to Sanders, since he attended the University of Chicago.

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