Bernie Sanders announces his candidacy for 2020

US Senator Bernie Sanders, an unfortunate candidate for the 2016 Democratic primary against Hillary Clinton, announced his candidacy for the 2020 presidential election on Tuesday. Bernie Sanders, 77, made the announcement in an interview with a Vermont radio station. State of which he is elected. “I wanted to first inform the people of Vermont,” he said on public radio in this state of the northeastern United States.

“What I promise, while touring the country, is to bring the values ​​we are all proud of in Vermont – the belief in justice, in the community, in grassroots politics, in public meetings “he said. During this interview, he also attacked President Donald Trump.

“He's a racist, a sexist, a homophobe, a xenophobe, someone who grabs cheap political gains by trying to attack minorities, often undocumented immigrants,” he said. .

By the time he ran for the primary in 2016, Bernie Sanders was an underdog, before holding on to Hillary Clinton. The latter had won, before being beaten by Donald Trump.

A “socialist democrat”

During this primary campaign, Bernie Sanders, who calls himself a “socialist democrat”, defended the idea of ​​universal health coverage, a free public university and a minimum wage of $ 15 (13, 3 euros).

Bernie Sanders, who remains popular among Democrats, was elected to the House of Representatives from 1990 to 2006, before becoming a senator. He was comfortably re-elected last November.

A dozen Democrats have already embarked on the US presidential race of 2020. The candidacy of Joe Biden, former vice president of Barack Obama, is also expected.

(with AFP)

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