Sunday, 26 May 2019
Latest news
Main » Bernie Sanders announces second USA presidential bid

Bernie Sanders announces second USA presidential bid

21 February 2019

Sanders announced his second White House bid yesterday, calling Trump "the most unsafe president in modern American history".

Senator Bernie Sanders, whose insurgent 2016 presidential campaign reshaped Democratic politics, has announced that he is running for USA president in 2020 - taking aim at Donald Trump as a "racist" and a "pathological liar".

Bernie Sanders gave an outline on Tuesday of how he will campaign.

He has described Donald Trump as the most risky president in modern American history.

"How can Trump wish someone well while literally in the same tweet label that person insane with a bullying nickname?"

"I'm running for president because we need to make policy decisions based on science, not politics".

Sanders joins an already crowded field of candidates vying for the Democratic nomination to run against Trump in 2020. His election campaign was focused on income equality and criticised the US' "millionaires and billionaires" - policies that proved especially popular among young voters.

But the influx of donations to Sanders' campaign rang alarm bells for former Clinton campaign staffer Adam Parkhomenko, who jumped on Twitter to quip that half of the people donating to the campaign were "named Vladimir". His fundraising effort eclipsed that of Senator Kamala Harris, whose initial $1.5 million from about 38,000 donors had been the biggest first-day money haul of the 2020 race so far.

He joins an already-crowded Democratic race featuring candidates touting numerous ideas he brought into the party mainstream.

The president commented on Sanders' candidacy from the Oval Office on Tuesday, expressing a belief that the senator had "missed his time" to run for the presidency.

In 2016, Sanders was a longshot against all-but-certain Democratic nominee Clinton. Harris, for example, has embraced the Medicare-for-All solution to health care that was popularized by Sanders on the 2016 trail.

Sen Elizabeth Warren of nearby MA will be in New Hampshire on Friday.

The self-proclaimed democratic socialist is hoping that 2020 will be his moment, arguing that many of his once-fringe ideas are now accepted by the Democratic Party.

The average donation to Sanders' new campaign was just below $27, about the same as the average gift he received in his last run.

The primaries and caucuses that determine the party's nominee will begin in February 2020 in Iowa, and the Democratic victor is likely to face Trump in the general election in November. "This will never happen to us", Trump said as the crowd in Miami.

The New York Times reports that Sen. "I wish Bernie well, it will be interesting to see how he does".

Bernie Sanders announces second USA presidential bid