Bernie Sanders will be 79-years-old when the 2020 presidential election rolls around, but he isn’t letting his age get in the way of another possible run for the White House.
When Sanders was asked by AP if he would run in the next presidential election he said, “Four years is a long time from now,” explaining he is up for Senate reelection in 2018. “We’ll take one thing at a time, but I’m not ruling out anything.”
Sanders then went on to call Donald Trump’s victory of Hillary Clinton an “embarrassment” to the Democratic Party. Democrats claim to be champions for the working class, yet this demographic ended up casting their ballots for the Republican nominee.
“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,” he said. “Which suggests that the Democratic message of standing up for working people no longer holds much sway among workers in this country.”
He also suggested that the election results show the hypocrisy of the Democratic Party when it comes to Wall Street, and the rift that this causes between the party and voters.
“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,” he said. “People do not believe that. You’ve got to decide which side you’re on.”
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