Good morning friends, welcome to yet another news roundup. Plenty to talk about of course, but lets kick things off with Sanders at GWU, and the rest of the news I’ll put in the comments where I hope you’ll join me!
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) on Wednesday urged supporters dejected over the prospect of four years of President Donald Trump to mobilize against bigotry and hold Trump accountable for campaign promises to take on Wall Street and protect entitlement programs.
“When we stand together by the millions, we can stop Mr. Trump or anyone else from doing bad things,” Sanders told a crowd of 1,500 mostly young people at George Washington University in the District.
“We will not be involved in the expansion of bigotry and racism, sexism, homophobia,” he said later, interrupted by cheers.
In that spirit, he urged Trump to rescind the appointment of Stephen K. Bannon as one of his top aides, joining scores of Democratic officials who say the former head of BreitbartNews has a history of remarks disparaging minorities and appealing to white nationalists that disqualifies him from a White House job.
More from the LA Times
Sen. Bernie Sanders traveled the country campaigning against Donald Trump, but that doesn’t mean he doesn’t see some areas where they can work together.
In a speech on Wednesday at George Washington University, the former presidential candidate ran through a list of campaign promises he hopes Trump will fulfill.
Reinstating the Glass-Steagall banking rules? “I look forward to working with him,” Sanders said.
How about new investment in infrastructure? “That’s what we look forward to seeing from you,” he said.
Sanders, a longtime independent, was elevated to the Democrats’ leadership team in the U.S. Senate this week.
“If those promises turn out to be hollow …. we will not only oppose his economic policies, we will expose the hypocrisy,” he said.