Bringing a message that “we’ve got to look forward” this weekend, Senator Bernie Sanders is not going to disappear quietly into the background it seems, by all post-election indications.
With a new book and his remarks on social media and opinion articles after a hard-fought election, Sanders continues to engage people and the media which seemed to be on the side of Hillary Clinton during the primaries, as exposed by WikiLeaks and published here at the Inquisitr previously.
Sanders is still expressing his own opposition to the American economic and political system which he has stated is the problem in our nation. Telling NBC Meet The Press host Chuck Todd that he would work with a President Donald Trump on those issues which they share even as there would be “no compromise” on those issues where they differ.
From a YouTube video of the discussion, Sanders made those remarks clearly.
Sanders said he would be willing to work with a President Trump on issues that will help working-class voters who supported President Obama previously but rejected Hillary Clinton’s candidacy this election cycle.
As President-elect Trump stated he wanted to rebuild American cities and prevent corporations from sending jobs overseas, Senator Sanders would push for that as well.
“If he wants to work with us on those issues, I’ll accept that.”
A tweet from Sanders perhaps puts President-elect Trump on notice, however, that Sanders will be watching him.
— Bernie Sanders (@SenSanders) November 15, 2016
Senator Sanders wrote an opinion piece for the NY Times right after the general election in which he stated that he understood why businessman Donald Trump won.
“It is no shock to me that millions of people who voted for Mr. Trump did so because they are sick and tired of the economic, political and media status quo.”
In the same piece, Sanders again stated his belief that millions of voters opted to make “a protest vote” this time around on Election Day. He explained the results, as he sees things.
“But Donald J. Trump won the White House because his campaign rhetoric successfully tapped into a very real and justified anger, an anger that many traditional Democrats feel.”
Characterizing himself as “saddened, but not surprised,” Sanders highlighted the issues of politicians who “ignore the needs of ordinary Americans” because of political corruption in the guise of “campaign financial support” from billionaires and corporate interests.
Taking to Twitter and doing the weekend news shows, of course, Sanders warns voters not to be spectators.
Democracy is not a spectator sport. Don’t look around and say, “Why isn’t he doing it, why isn’t she doing it?” Get involved yourself.
— Bernie Sanders (@BernieSanders) November 19, 2016
A guest column posted over at Forbes by a Bernie Sanders supporter, writer Anthony Parisi, explains the choice faced by American voters this year.
“It didn’t have to be this way–if everyone on the Democratic side did their job, under any normal election (not rigged by the Clinton team and the DNC, but we’ll get there). I use the term Clinton ‘team’ because it is so hard to differentiate between the foundation and the campaign.”
But the Senator is looking to work with the new president, according to other statements reported on at the website DeathandTaxesMag. Senator Sanders still “looks forward to working with” Trump on reforming US trade policy.
“I think what you will see on Capitol Hill is many Democrats will be prepared to work with Mr. Trump if he turns out to be sincere about the promises he made during the campaign.”
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