Wow! Bernie Sanders issued a heartfelt statement following Donald Trump’s shocking victory, challenging him to improve the lives of Americans. The senator is even willing to work with the president-elect to help make positive changes. See his message here.
Bernie Sanders, 75, was ultimately a proponent of Hillary Clinton, 69, and campaigned with her to keep Donald Trump, 70, out of the Oval Office. But, now that the business mogul has been elected as the next president of the United States, Bernie wants to move forward so we can all begin to focus on the well-being of Americans. He issued a powerful statement on Nov. 9, explaining why the Republican candidate was able to appeal to the masses and secure his spot in the White House, despite all odds. “Donald tapped into the anger of a declining middle class that is sick and tired of establishment economics, establishment politics and the establishment media.”
Bernie continued, “People are tired of working longer hours for lower wages, of seeing decent paying jobs go to China and other low-wage countries, of billionaires not paying any federal income taxes and of not being able to afford a college education for their kids – all while the very rich become much richer.” Bernie even added how he was willing to roll up his own sleeves to help. “To the degree that Mr. Trump is serious about pursuing policies that improve the lives of working families in this country, I and other progressives are prepared to work with him.”
However, this doesn’t mean Bernie is going to accept all of Donald’s ideals and policies. The Virginia senator concluded, “To the degree that he pursues racist, sexist, xenophobic and anti-environment policies, we will vigorously oppose him.” It certainly has been a shocking 24 hours, watching Hillary take the lead, only to fall short once the electoral votes continued to stack in. Donald’s chances continued to rise when he claimed the battleground states of Florida, North Carolina and Ohio. While some have celebrated his historic win, other voters are absolutely flabbergasted by these results. Hopefully, working together will be just what this nation needs.
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