Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders decided to dedicate part of his speech at an event honoring Martin Luther King Jr. to President Donald Trump and his alleged racism, painting the current leader of the free world in a very negative light through carefully chosen strong words.
The failed 2016 presidential candidate started by talking about justice and shifted the topic of racism, claiming that the current president is doing the exact opposite of what a person in his position should be doing for the nation.
According to Sanders, Trump has played a significant role in dividing the country since he started running for president in 2015.
He claimed the U.S. President should be the one uniting the nation and bringing everyone closer together.
He stated: "What a president is supposed to do is to bring us together, and we have a president intentionally, purposely, is trying to divide us up by the color of our skin, by our gender, by the country we came from, by our religion. This country has suffered too long from discrimination. We are not going backward. We are going forward to a non-discriminatory society."
He went on to say that there is still a lot of work that needs to be done in the U.S., and the country has a long way to go before “the dream” is realized.
Sanders did not address recent rumors that he might be trying his own hand at the next election round, despite many people’s expectations that he will.
Still, it looks like a large number of his followers are hopeful that “Sanders 2020” is going to become a reality.
Responses to the speech have been positive, especially from younger audiences who claimed that Sanders spoke on their level in a profound way.