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Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren Rally the 'Revolution' In Boston and Prepare for Next Big Fight Against Trump

“It didn’t happen because we got out there and fought back!” Warren said of Republicans' Obamacare replacement bill.

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Senators Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) held a joint rally late Friday at the Orpheum Theatre in Boston aimed at restructuring the democratic party and bringing it back to its roots.

“We believe that democracy is not for sale, that we must overturn Citizens United, we must return this government to the people, and that’s why I wanted to be here with my friend, Bernie Sanders,” Warren announced at the sold-out show. 

"Bernie, Bernie," chanted the 600-person crowd. 

Sanders spoke of themes familiar to his presidential campaign; universal healthcare, tuition-free college and income inequality. He urged progressives not to lose hope. Both he and Warren insisted the crowd focus on Trump and the GOP's policy in keeping up the fight. 

“The real point is not who Donald Trump is. It’s not what kind of person he is. The real point is what Donald Trump and the Republicans in Congress are doing,” Warren noted.

“I grew up in an America, which was not perfect, but every day we had a better than 90 percent chance that we would do better than our parents," she lamented. "That has been ripped away from us.”

On the other hand, Warren praised the crowd for their protesting of the American Health Care Act, the Republicans' replacement for Obamacare.

“It didn’t happen because we got out there and fought back!” Warren exclaimed. 

Meanwhile, Sanders doubled down on the realization many Trump voters are now making. 

"Donald Trump lied,” Sanders reiterated. “He told the American people during his campaign one thing, and the day after he was inaugurated he began to move this country in a very different way.”

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Alexandra Rosenmann is an AlterNet associate editor. Follow her @alexpreditor.

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