Bernie Sanders urges solidarity against Trump’s ‘divisive’ politics
  • Sunday, February 17, 2019
  • 76°

Top News

Bernie Sanders urges solidarity against Trump’s ‘divisive’ politics


    U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt, gestures as he speaks during a campaign stop for Democratic gubernatorial hopeful Andrew Gillum in Tampa, Fla., on Aug. 17.


MANCHESTER, N.H. >> U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders urged New Hampshire workers to embrace the labor movement’s principle of solidarity in response to what he called the “divisive” politics of President Donald Trump.

The independent Vermont senator and former presidential hopeful spoke Monday at an AFL-CIO breakfast at a Manchester church. He urged the crowd to not let Trump or anyone else divide Americans based on race, religion, nationality or sexual orientation. And he cited polls indicating support for progressive polices such as Medicare for all to argue that Trump and the Republican-controlled Congress are ignoring what the American public wants.

Sanders, who ran second to Hillary Clinton in the 2016 Democratic presidential primary, did not mention the 2020 race or whether he planned to join it.

Comments (23)
By participating in online discussions you acknowledge that you have agreed to the TERMS OF SERVICE. An insightful discussion of ideas and viewpoints is encouraged, but comments must be civil and in good taste, with no personal attacks. If your comments are inappropriate, you may be banned from posting. Report comments if you believe they do not follow our guidelines.

Having trouble with comments? Learn more here.

Scroll Up