Bernie Sanders Is ‘Still Considering’ Running For President In 2020, Says Senator’s Ex-Campaign Manager
Bernie Sanders has not ruled out another presidential run in 2020, the Vermont senator’s former campaign manager said Tuesday.
Bernie Sanders Still Weighing 2020 Presidential Run
In an interview on C-Span’s Washington Journal, Jeff Weaver — who led Sanders’ campaign in 2016 — stated the veteran Independent senator, who ran as a Democrat, is still weighing the possibility of running against President Donald Trump in 2020.
“When the time comes I think we’ll have an answer to that,” Weaver said. “But right now he’s still considering it.”
Earlier this month, 76-year-old Sanders announced he will run for re-election this year in the Senate for his third term.
— Washington Journal (@cspanwj) May 29, 2018
A progressive liberal, Sanders — who has described himself as a “democratic socialist” — continues to galvanize millennials by pushing his agenda that includes proposals such as making public colleges and universities tuition-free and reforming the health-care system into a single-payer model. Sanders has frequently criticized Trump and his administration, as well as billionaires, big banks and other major financial institutions for exacerbating wealth and income inequality.
Sanders recently pledged to fight for workers at Disneyland and other resorts in California after reports surfaced that these employees are vastly underpaid.
We cannot forget that the people of Puerto Rico, who are American citizens, are still suffering from the devastation of Hurricane Maria and need our help. https://t.co/pq6qUgWWY6
— Bernie Sanders (@SenSanders) May 30, 2018
You want to talk about what it means to be anti-wealth? Jeff Bezos capturing $133 billion in wealth while paying his workers starvation wages for backbreaking work is anti-wealth. pic.twitter.com/A2LoYBEMb7
— Bernie Sanders (@SenSanders) May 29, 2018
According to the Washington Post, more Americans under the age of 30 voted for Sanders in the 2016 primaries than for Trump and Hillary Clinton combined.
Sanders is currently working on a book titled Where We Go From Here, which is expected to be released in the fall.