Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders officially entered the 2020 presidential race Tuesday morning; asking supporters to join his “unprecedented and historic grassroots campaign” to take-down President Trump next November.
“I can tell you very happily, and I think any objective observer would confirm what I’m saying, is that in the last year and half or so, the Democratic party has moved in a far more progressive direction than they were before I ran for president,” said Sanders.
“He stays on the mission. People sometimes try to knock him off the path but he’s right there, and he never wavers in that,” said a senior Sanders advisor.
Watch Bernie announce his 2020 presidential campaign above.
BERNED OUT? Sanders Struggling to Maintain Momentum Heading into 2020
Vermont Senator and potential 2020 candidate Bernie Sanders is struggling to maintain momentum heading into the Democratic primary season; slowly losing steam among his supporters as new candidates attract progressive voters.
According to the New York Times, some of Sanders’ most loyal congressional lawmakers refuse to throw their full support behind the self-described Democratic-Socialist, with a handful of former aides looking for employment with other candidates.
“Mr. Sanders may have been the runner-up in the last Democratic primary, but instead of expanding his nucleus of support, in the fashion of most repeat candidates, the Vermont senator is struggling to retain even what he garnered two years ago, when he was far less of a political star than he is today,” writes the Times.
“It’s not a given that I’m going to support Bernie just because I did before,” said one former Bernie-backer. “There are going to be plenty of people to look at and to listen to. I’m currently open at this point, and I think the majority of people are.”
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BERNIE GOES OFF: Sanders EXPLODES, Calls Trump ‘Liar, Fraud, Narcissist, Bully’
Vermont Senator and potential 2020 candidate Bernie Sanders imploded on social media Friday; calling the Commander-in-Chief a “liar, fraud, narcissist, and bully” who seeks to help just “the wealthy few.”
“The American people are tired of a president who is a liar, a fraud, a narcissist and a bully. They want leadership which unites us, not divides us. They want policies which work for all, not just the wealthy few,” posted Sanders out of the blue.
The American people are tired of a president who is a liar, a fraud, a narcissist and a bully. They want leadership which unites us, not divides us. They want policies which work for all, not just the wealthy few.
— Bernie Sanders (@SenSanders) December 28, 2018
Sanders’ bizarre comments come just days after President Trump returned from his Christmas visit with American soldiers in Iraq; meeting American service men and women and holding high-level talks with military leadership.