FEBRUARY 20, 2019
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) responded to President Trump calling him “Crazy Bernie” Wednesday by flipping the “crazy” tag back on the president. – S
“What’s crazy is that we have a president who is a racist, a sexist, a xenophobe and a fraud,” Sanders, who announced his Tuesday, tweeted.
“We are going to bring people together and not only defeat Trump but transform the economic and political life of this country.”2020 candidacy
What’s crazy is that we have a president who is a racist, a sexist, a xenophobe and a fraud. We are going to bring people together and not only defeat Trump but transform the economic and political life of this country. Say you’re in: https://t.co/rxqbjJJKv3https://t.co/HoJG0Rlwq1
– Bernie Sanders (@BernieSanders) February 20, 2019
Trump, who occasionally derides Sanders as “Crazy Bernie,” first weighed in Tuesday afternoon on the senator’s decision to pursue the Democratic presidential nomination.
“Personally I think he missed his time,” Trump told reporters in the Oval Office. “But I like Bernie because he is one person that, you know, on trade he sort of would agree on trade. I’m being very tough on trade, he was tough on trade.”
Sanders is pursuing the Democratic nomination for the second time after placing second in the 2016 primary.
He joins a field of candidates including Sens. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Kamala Harris (D-Calif.), Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) and Cory Booker (D-N.J.).
Former Vice President Joe Biden and former Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-Texas) are among those who are expected to announce soon whether they will run in 2020.
Courtesy/Source: The Hill