Sanders confirmed his plans to run to Vermont Public Radio (VPR) early on Tuesday morning.
“I wanted to let the people of the state of Vermont know about this first,” Sanders told VPR. “And what I promise to do is, as I go around the country, is to take the values that all of us in Vermont are proud of — a belief in justice, in community, in grassroots politics, in town meetings—that’s what I’m going to carry all over this country.”
Here’s his announcement:
BREAKING: Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders announces he is running for president again in 2020 https://t.co/kmIlQ0XjeW pic.twitter.com/uO6QXWEBMV
— CNN Politics (@CNNPolitics) February 19, 2019
Sanders told VPR he’s running for president again, after a notable but ultimately unsuccessful 2016 campaign, primarily for two reasons: to oppose President Donald Trump and to continue the movement focused on a progressive agenda he started three years ago.
“I think the current occupant of the White House is an embarrassment to our country,” Sanders said. “I think he is a pathological liar … I also think he is a racist, a sexist, a homophobe, a xenophobe, somebody who is gaining cheap political points by trying to pick on minorities, often undocumented immigrants.”
Yep… Here we go again! Same line different election. It sounds like he learned nothing from the 2016 election. The question is will it work this time?
Sanders is currently 77 and if elected in 2020 would become the oldest president in US history.