Amid speculation that he was dropping out of the 2020 presidential race, Senator Bernie Sanders (D-Vt.) has announced that he was in it to win it and looking forward to his debate with “his friend” Joe Biden on Sunday.
Sanders made the announcement during a press conference in Burlington, Vt., Wednesday, following a string of losses in key states.
Rather than criticize his primary opponent, who continues to stumble on the campaign trail, Sanders took the opportunity to assail President Trump as “the most dangerous president in the modern history of our country.”
“Tragically, we have a president today who is a pathological liar and is running a corrupt administration,” Sanders intoned. “He clearly does not understand the Constitution of the United States and thinks he is a president who is above the law,” he added.
Sanders went on to accuse the president of a lengthy litany of sins.
“I my view, he is a racist, a sexist, a homophobe, a xenophobe, a religious bigot, and he must be defeated, said Sanders, an avowed socialist who has praised Communist dictator Fidel Castro, and honeymooned in the Soviet Union.
Sanders vowed to do everything in his power to prevent the villainous president from being reelected, while admitting that Tuesday’s primary elections results “were not a good night for our campaign.”
The socialist listed a number of questions he would ask Biden at the CNN/Univision Democratic presidential debate, including the topics of health care and education costs, mass incarceration, childhood poverty, immigration, and more.
“In order to win in the future, you need to win the voters who represent the future of our country, and you must speak to the issues of concern to them,” Sanders said. “You cannot simply be satisfied by winning the votes of people who are older.”
The senator added that his campaign often hears from voters who support his policies, but feel Biden has a better chance of beating Trump.
“While our campaign has won the ideological debate, we are losing the debate over electability,” Sanders said.
Democrats announced Tuesday that the CNN-Univision debate will be held without an audience due to concerns about the spread of the coronavirus pandemic.
“DNC has been in regular communication with local health officials and the Mayor’s office, which advised that we could proceed as planned,” DNC Communications Director Xochitl Hinojosa said in a statement. “Nevertheless, our number one priority has and will continue to be the safety of our staff, campaigns, Arizonans and all those involved in the debate. We will continue to remain in daily contact with all stakeholders through Sunday.”
There will also be no press filing center or spin room at the debate, CNN reported.