The man who lost in the Democratic primary to the loser in the presidential election had the nerve to issue a warning to President-Elect Donald Trump:
He said that he and other “progressives” will block any “racist, sexist, xenophobic and anti-environment policies” that Trump proposes.
The Vermont Senator – who, again lost to the lower offered what he thought was an explanation for Trump’s victory, The New York Daily News is reporting.
“Donald Trump tapped into the anger of a declining middle class that is sick and tired of establishment economics, establishment politics and the establishment media,” Sanders said.
“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.”
Yet, Sanders continued, “To the degree that he pursues racist, sexist, xenophobic and anti-environment policies, we will vigorously oppose him.”
NEWS: Sanders Statement on Trump https://t.co/HEWALfcXW4
— Bernie Sanders (@SenSanders) November 9, 2016
That comment by Sanders came right after an exchange between a CNN reporter and a top Sanders advisor, who, when asked about Trump’s win, said: “We have nothing polite to say right now.”
Trump had pledged to be “president for all Americans” in his victory speech early Wednesday. “For those who have chosen not to have support me in the past…I’m reaching out to you for your guidance and your help.”
Sanders campaigned hard for Clinton in the final weeks of the election, despite a vigorous and often nasty primary campaign. Many liberals believe that if Sanders were the nominee, that he would have actually beaten Trump. Polls actually showed Sanders doing better against Trump than Hillary before Sanders dropped out of the race.
“Would Sanders’ positive populist message (single-payer national-health insurance, free college tuition, the end to big money in politics) have trumped Trump’s negative populist message (out-of-control crime, murderous illegal immigrants, inner-city ‘hell,’ the U.S. losing badly to ISIS and the rest of the world) in a general-election campaign?” Douglas Perry asked in a column for the Oregonian. “Many progressives believe so and have taken to social media to say it out loud.”
But Hillary was the nominee. There was evidenceof collusion with various Leftist factions to deny Sanders the nomination and hand it to Clinton.
And in the end, Clinton lost.