Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders had a dream of stopping “racist” President Trump’s vision to “Make America Great Again.”
“Today we say to Donald Trump — We are not going back to more bigotry, discrimination and division,” Sanders told a South Carolina audience at an event marking Martin Luther King Day.
“Instead of bringing us together as Americans, he has purposely and aggressively attempted to divide us up by the color of our skin, by our gender, by our nationality, by our religion and by our sexual orientation.”
Sanders made headlines shortly before the midterms when he laid into the President as “the most racist, sexist, homophobic, bigoted president in history.” He repeated part of that claim Monday.
“We, today, have a President who is a racist,” Sanders, 77, reportedly said.
Democrats old and young seem to have reached that conclusion. Freshman Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, 29, said earlier this month that calling the President a bigot is a no-brainer.
“Yeah, yeah, no question,” she said during a CBS “60 Minutes” interview after being asked that question. Among the examples she cited were Trump calling Nazi sympathizers in the 2017 Unite the Right ralley in Charlottesville, Va., riots “Good people.”