Bernie Sanders

Bernie Sanders

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

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Playing it safe, according to the old rules is the most dangerous course we could take. It could cost us the election. We must reject incrementalism and pursue the transformative change that the working families of this country are crying out for.

In my view, we will only be successful if we rally an unprecedented, massive uprising of people to sweep Trump and all he represents out of office.

The Democratic Party under President Roosevelt stood up to the economic royalists of its time. This is the party that stood up to fascism. This is the party that passed civil rights legislation, and Medicare and Medicaid. This is our time for transformative change.

Passing a #GreenNewDeal  will not be easy. The fossil fuel industry will oppose us with everything they have. But we are going to take them on because it is necessary. Failure is not an option.

Our racist president emboldens bigots, xenophobes and white supremacists as domestic terrorists commit horrific acts of violence across our country. As the proud son of an immigrant whose family was murdered by Nazis, I say: we will defeat white nationalism.

The student debt crisis is holding back an entire generation. We're in California talking about our plan to make college tuition free and cancel all student debt.

Yesterday I was in Paradise, California, a town nearly destroyed by a wildfire that killed 86 people. Climate change is making these fires worse. From a moral perspective, we have no choice but to act. We need bold action and a Green New Deal.

By averting climate catastrophe we will save $70.4 trillion over 80 years. A #GreenNewDeal  is the only economic and the moral choice.

Let me be blunt: If we stick to a "middle ground" approach or half measures when it comes to the climate crisis, our children and grandchildren will not have a livable planet. Those are the stakes of this moment.

Nothing will fundamentally change unless we build a movement to take on the greed of the fossil fuel industry, Wall Street, the insurance industry, drug companies and the military-industrial complex. That is exactly what we are going to do.

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

I'm running for president. I am asking you to join me today as part of an unprecedented and historic grassroots campaign that will begin with at least 1 million people from across the country. Say you're in:

Mr. President: stop your racist, hateful and anti-immigrant rhetoric. Your language creates a climate which emboldens violent extremists.

Taking national security advice from a Cheney has already caused irreparable damage to our country. We don't need any more, thanks.

Congratulations to the people of France who today, by an overwhelming vote, rejected racism and xenophobia.

My father's whole family was wiped out by Hitler's white nationalism. We will go to war against white nationalism and racism in every aspect of our country.