Bernie Sanders was in Minneapolis this afternoon and is in Duluth tonight campaigning for Democrat Keith Ellison for Minnesota attorney general. At a packed rally at the First Avenue nightclub in downtown Minneapolis, Sanders praised Ellison’s work in Congress, saying he can play even more of a role fighting for working people as Minnesota attorney general.
Sanders then moved quickly to Donald Trump, calling the president a “bully and a pathological liar” and a billionaire who goes after the weak and the defenseless. “Trump told the American people that it was an act of strength to tear little children from the arms of their mothers,” Sanders said to the First Avenue crowd. “Mr. President,… that is an act of disgraceful cruelty and not what this country is about.”
Sanders accused the president of giving massive tax breaks to billionaires while cutting Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, education and environmental protection.
National Republicans say Congressman Ellison and Senator Tina Smith are banking their hopes on Sanders, but as they travel around Minnesota with their message of obstruction and abolishing federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement, they’ll find an unreceptive audience.
Excerpt from Sanders’ speech: