Feel the Bern: Sanders announces 2020 presidential run with salvo bashing 'racist, sexist' Trump
Bernie Sanders officially announced his run for president this morning, with an interview on Vermont Public Radio, saying he's "ready to 'move the revolution forward."
"We began the political revolution in the 2016 campaign, and now it's time to move that revolution forward... I wanted to let the people of the state of Vermont know about this first. And what I promise to do is, as I go around the country, is to take the values that all of us in Vermont are proud of—a belief in justice, in community, in grassroots politics, in town meetings—that's what I'm going to carry all over this country."
Sanders also fired shots at President Donald Trump, saying the president was an embarrassment to the US.
"I think the current occupant of the White House is an embarrassment to our country," Sanders said. "I think he is a pathological liar… I also think he is a racist, a sexist, a homophobe, a xenophobe, somebody who is gaining cheap political points by trying to pick on minorities, often undocumented immigrants.