Bernie Sanders took to defending Trump voters on Friday, saying that “the election was the democrats’ to lose,” per The Hill.
The former presidential candidate and Vermont Senator said the democratic party needs to “better represent the working class voters who supported Trump and other GOP lawmakers.”
Check it out:
“Some people think that the people who voted for Trump are racists and sexists and homophobes and deplorable folks. I don’t agree, because I’ve been there. Let me tell you something else some of you might not agree with, it wasn’t that Donald Trump won the election, it was that the Democratic Party lost the election,” Sanders said while speaking at an Our Revolution rally in Boston with fellow Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.).
“We need a Democratic Party that is not a party of the liberal elite but of the working class of this country, we need a party that is a grassroots party, where candidates are talking to working people not spending their time raising money for the wealthy and the powerful,” Sanders said. “And when we do that, when we transform the Democratic Party, we transform America.”
The Senator then said a majority of Americans subscribe to the progressive agenda, not the right-wing agenda—which is definitely up for debate.
Nevertheless, sounds like Bernie’s got a bone to pick with the American democratic establishment.
But who can be surprised by that news?