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Bernie Sanders DNC Remarks

Last Monday was the start of the 2020 Democratic National Convention. One of the most notable remarks was made by former presidential candidate himself, Bernie sanders. Known for his left wing ideals, he was a fan favorite for young people with ideas such as healthcare for all and free higher education striking a chord with those who may have experienced financial troubles due to hospital bills or student loans.

He was a runner up for the party nomination so it was fitting that he in some addressed his supporters thanking them for their trust, support and love and encouraging them that the movement they started will not be lost simply because he is not president. He went on to describe the injustices this administration is respon

sible for in recent events. “During this president's term, the unthinkable has become normal. He has tried to prevent people from voting, undermined the U.S. Postal service, deployed the military and federal agents against peaceful protesters, threatened to delay the election and has suggested that he will not leave office if he loses. This is not normal and we must not treat it like it is''.

Sanders also suggested at many points in his speech that this administration is “leading us down the part to authoritarianism.” He also strongly implies that the pandemic and economic crisis that Americans now face is due to Trump's negligence, reminding viewers of how the president ignored medical professionals and science and then saying “Nero fiddled, Rome burned, Trump golfed”. Bernie went on to offer similarities in the planned policies between himself and Joe Biden, like a plan to raise the minimum wage to 15$ and making it easier for workers to join unions, etc. Bernie admits that he and Biden disagree on many things, such as the best plan to enact universal healthcare, but respects that he has a workable plan. He also reminds voters that Joe will try and end private prisons and the school to prison pipelines, an important subject to the black community. “ my friends, the price of failure is just too great to imagine”, he grimly concluded.

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