Bernie Sanders (I-VT) is no fan of Donald Trump. In the past, Sanders called Trump the “most dangerous” candidate ever. Since being elected, Trump has done nothing to ease Sanders’ concerns and, on Thursday, the Senator called the President-Elect a pathological liar.
‘What do you do when you have a president-elect, soon to be president, who — and I say this not happily but I think most people who observe him would agree — is a pathological liar, who changes his mind every single day?’
Trump does have a habit of changing his stance based on who he is talking to. Some might say that makes him pragmatic, but it could also be a sign that the president-elect has no firm ideas of his own.
When it comes to stopping Trump, Sanders warned that it couldn’t be done by Congress alone. He said it would take a grassroots movement of millions of reality-based people.
‘I am working very hard on this, and we need the help of the American people obviously … to build a movement of millions of people who actually are following reality. And that’s the challenge. Real change in this country, I am more and more convinced of it, is not going to come from Capitol Hill, its got to come from grassroots America.’
Throughout the course of his campaign, Sanders repeatedly stressed that his campaign was working to build a movement to change American politics. He may have lost the Democratic nomination, but that secondary goal appears to have borne fruit. After his campaign ended, Sanders founded Our Revolution, a political movement dedicated to helping progressive candidates get elected. In 2016, more than 60 candidates endorsed by Our Revolution were elected.
Sanders will be taking questions at an upcoming townhall event hosted by MSNBC, but he also has a question of his own. He wants to know why people voted for Trump rather than Hillary Clinton.
‘I want the truth. I really want to hear why people voted the way they voted. I want to hear why people voted for Donald Trump, what their expectations were, why they didn’t vote for Secretary Clinton’
For more information, see Sanders’ appearance on All In with Chris Hayes.
— All In w/Chris Hayes (@allinwithchris) December 9, 2016
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