Glenn Greenwald: Bernie Sanders Would Have Been a Stronger Candidate Against Donald Trump


On Wednesday, hours after Donald Trump won the presidency, Senator Bernie Sanders issued this statement on Trump’s election: “Donald Trump tapped into the anger of a declining middle class that is sick and tired of establishment economics, establishment politics and the establishment media. People are tired of working longer hours for lower wages, of seeing decent paying jobs go to China and other low-wage countries, of billionaires not paying any federal income taxes and of not being able to afford a college education for their kids—all while the very rich become much richer.” In his statement, Senator Sanders also said he would work with Trump “to the degree that Mr. Trump is serious about pursuing policies that improve the lives of working families in this country.” But he said that he would oppose Trump “to the degree that he pursues racist, sexist, xenophobic and anti-environment policies.” For more, we’re joined by Glenn Greenwald, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and one of the founding editors of The Intercept.

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