Bernie Sanders

Bernie Sanders

U.S. Senator from Vermont and candidate for President of the United States.

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We’re postponing tonight’s livestream in order to keep the attention on the killing of George Floyd and the need for this country to end police violence.

Liar in Chief: According to a new report, Trump has made 19,127 false or misleading claims since taking office. A new poll finds only 35% of Americans believe he is honest. In a democracy we can have different views, but not a president who is a pathological liar.

Trump just had peaceful demonstrators viciously attacked. No, Mr. President. This is not a dictatorship. This is the United States of America. Our citizens have a constitutional right to peacefully protest. It's called the First Amendment.

Donald Trump's attempt to exploit this tragedy for his own political gain is inexcusable. His penchant for authoritarianism and violence is more and more apparent. Mr. President, don't encourage police officers to do more shooting. That is exactly the problem.

George Floyd’s murder is not only an outrage. It is the latest manifestation of a system that callously devalues the lives of Black people. Our struggle is and always has been about justice—not justice on paper, but real justice in the real lives of real people.

We need real police department reform. Every police officer involved in a killing must be held accountable, and those found guilty must be punished with the full force of the law. Every killing of a person held in police custody must be investigated by the Department of Justice.

Those in power who want us to focus on looting and property damage instead of the thousands peacefully protesting are trying to distract us from the terrible violence that engulfs the lives of working people every day. As Coretta Scott King reminded us, violence takes many forms.

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Donald Trump believes climate change is a hoax. Donald Trump is an idiot.

Let us go forward together. The struggle continues.

Once a vaccine for coronavirus is developed, it should be free.

Young people: this is your election. You have the chance to transform this country. Vote!