President Donald Trump’s campaign is trolling Sen. Bernie Sanders (D-Vt.) following his announcement of a 2020 presidential bid, saying Democrats are “embracing his brand of socialism,” but the American people “will reject” it.
“Bernie Sanders has already won the debate in the Democrat primary, because every candidate is embracing his brand of socialism,” National Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany wrote in a Trump campaign statement.
“But the American people will reject an agenda of sky-high tax rates, government-run health care and coddling dictators like those in Venezuela,” McEnany added. “Only President Trump will keep America free, prosperous and safe.”
As IJR News reported, the 77-year-old self-described Democratic socialist announced on Tuesday his run in the 2020 presidential election, writing in an email: “Together, you and I and our 2016 campaign began the political revolution. Now, it is time to complete that revolution and implement the vision that we fought for.”
Following his announcement, Sanders appeared on “CBS This Morning” where he took a swipe at the current sitting president, suggesting it’s “unacceptable” for “racist” Trump to be president, as IJR Red reported.
“It is absolutely imperative that Donald Trump be defeated, because I think it is unacceptable and un-American, to be frank with you, that we have a president who is a pathological liar. We have a president who is a racist, who is a sexist, who is a xenophobe, who is doing what no president in our lifetimes has come close to do doing, and that is trying to divide us up.”
Additionally, the Vermont senator noted he would continue his 2016 campaign ideas such as raising the minimum wage to $15, making public colleges tuition-free, and pursuing universal healthcare.
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“It is absolutely imperative that Donald Trump be defeated, because I think it is unacceptable and un-American, to be frank with you, that we have a president who is a pathological liar and it gives me no pleasure to say that, but it's true.” — Sen. @BernieSanders tells @CBSNews pic.twitter.com/eiez4UJ6Lk
— CBS This Morning (@CBSThisMorning) February 19, 2019
Sanders is only the latest of those who are seeking to run for the Democrat Party in 2020, joining a long list of Democrats.
The swipe at Sanders wasn’t the first time Trump’s campaign did so following a Democrats’ announcement.
When Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) jumped into the race, the president’s campaign manager Brad Parscale said in a statement that Warren is a “fraud” for her ancestry drama, as she claimed to be of Native American ancestry.
“The American people will reject her dishonest campaign and socialist ideas like the Green New Deal, that will raise taxes, kill jobs and crush America’s middle-class,” Pascale wrote in a statement. “Only under President Trump’s leadership will America continue to grow safer, secure and more prosperous.”