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What Trump forgot to mention: Bernie Sanders' response to the President's announcement

Posted at 10:51 PM, Jun 18, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-18 23:17:24-04

U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders' response to President Donald Trump's reelection announcement lasted about 10 minutes and touched on major issues the President failed to mention.

Sanders streamed his live response on Facebook, YouTube and Twitter — right after Trump finished a rally in Orlando, where he officially announced his 2020 run.

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The first topic Sanders talked about was climate change; what he described as the "major crisis facing our planet."

Sanders continued to list issues that were overlooked, like gun control.

"Trump forgot to talk about the gun crisis that we have in this country and the mass killings that we see and the 40000 people a year that die as a result of guns," Sanders said. "And, the fact that Trump and the Republican leadership are vigorously opposing any common sense gun safety legislation, including expanding background checks."

Sanders also touching on student loan debt, raising the minimum wage, healthcare, immigration and uniting Americans.

"We have a president who is a racist who is a sexist a homophobe and he is a religious bigot, and his strategy to win reelection is to divide the American people up based on the color of our skin based, on where we were born based on our religion based on our sexual orientation," Sanders said. "Our job, most importantly, is to defeat the most dangerous President in modern history of this country our job is to keep our eyes on the prize which is creating a decent life for all people. Our job is to resist Trump's effort to divide us up."