Sen. Bernie Sanders, in a speech timed to the discharge of his latest guide Tuesday, slammed President Trump as a “pathological liar, a racist, and spiritual bigot,” including that he was “depressed” and didn’t depart his home after discovering out Trump gained the 2016 election.
Talking at George Washington College in Washington, D.C., Sanders, I-Vt., spoke concerning the occasions following his failed bid for president that impressed the guide, “The place We Go from Right here: Two Years within the Resistance.”
Sanders recalled the evening of June 14, 2016, after the first in D.C., and the way he knew he’d reached the top of his marketing campaign. He met with Hillary Clinton to speak about what was subsequent for him and his involvement in serving to her to the White Home.
“The primary concern that I had is that I needed to see us work collectively, and he or she did, to make it possible for we did the whole lot doable to defeat Trump and we had to determine one of the simplest ways to do it.”
Sanders famous the variations between him and Clinton and the way his supporters might need struggled with the thought of backing her marketing campaign.
“Not all of my supporters have been nice, enthusiastic supporters of Hillary Clinton … but it surely was clear to me, if not all my supporters, that on her worst day she would have been a significantly better president than Trump on his finest day.”
The evening earlier than Election Day, Sanders stated he a “intestine” feeling that Clinton would win with “three to 1” odds in her favor however that his spouse predicted Trump could be the victor. She would finally be proper.
“On that evening, I didn’t depart the home, as a result of in truth I used to be very, very depressed.”
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“How may Secretary Clinton have misplaced to a person who was a pathological liar, who was a sexist, a racist, a xenophobe, a homophobe and a non secular bigot,” he continued.
Sanders stated it was Trump’s victory and “ugly reactionary politics” that motivated him to remain concerned.
Sanders additionally spoke closely on the necessity to handle local weather change, election reform and the necessity to inspire the “grass roots.”
He additionally praised Democrats for profitable the Home on this yr’s midterm elections and stated that they might use this achieve to make sure that the Mueller investigation continues with out “obstruction.” He stated any proof of improper actions from the White Home in that regard could be grounds for “impeachment.”
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Sanders continued to take purpose on the president, calling him “irresponsible.”
“He’s making an attempt to divide the American individuals.”