You read that headline correctly.
According to Yahoo News, Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders is going to run for president in 2020.
The Democrat Socialist is set to announce his bid “imminently.”
Bernie would join Sens. Kamala Harris, Kirsten Gillibrand, Elizabeth Warren, Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, and former Obama HUD Secretary Joaquin Castro in making their 2020 plans official.
WASHINGTON—Three years after fighting a surprisingly competitive Democratic primary race against Hillary Clinton, Sen. Bernie Sanders, the Vermont independent, is making another run for the White House.
Two sources with direct knowledge of his plans told Yahoo News that Sanders, an independent and self-described “democratic socialist,” plans to announce his presidential bid imminently. While Sanders has been considering a bid for months, one of the sources said he was emboldened by early polls of the race that have consistently showed him as one of the top candidates in a crowded Democratic primary field. In particular, the source said Sanders was heartened to see numbers indicating he is one of the leading candidates among African American and Latino voters, two groups he was perceived as struggling with in 2016.
Speaking from a stage in South Carolina on MLK Day, Sanders said the unthinkable about President Trump.
Sen. Bernie Sanders at MLK event in South Carolina: "It gives me no pleasure to tell you that we now have a President of the United States who is a racist." https://t.co/NkJuIoh4fP pic.twitter.com/OQHoiTn4WA
— ABC News (@ABC) January 21, 2019
Sanders: “It gives me no pleasure to tell you that we now have a President of the United States who is a racist.”
Based on what?
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand launched a presidential exploratory committee Tuesday night, joining the crowded Democratic hunt to win the White House in 2020.
The New York Democrat, a longtime advocate for women in politics and a leader in the #MeToo movement supporting survivors of sexual assault, announced her decision to run for president on CBS’ “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert,” saying she will “fight for other people’s kids as hard as I would fight for my own.”
Gillibrand is wildly anti-Trump:
Kirsten Gillibrand to Stephen Colbert: "I'm filing an exploratory committee for President of the United States. Tonight!" Via CBS pic.twitter.com/BwnVZgdCZm
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) January 15, 2019
On Castro, who will undoubtedly have a goal in mind of undoing everything good Donald Trump has done since taking office.
On Saturday, Julián Castro officially announced his intention to run for president in 2020. Castro served as President Obama’s Housing and Urban Development (HUD) secretary from 2014 – 2017. Prior to his work in the Obama administration, Castro was the mayor of San Antonio, Texas.
How about President Bill de Blasio, mayor of New York City?
The stuff of nightmares, huh?
The uber-far left New York City mayor won’t rule out a run in 2020.
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced in a Sunday interview that he would not rule out a run for the presidency in 2020.
Bill: “I never rule things out, because you never know what life brings.”
“There are still a lot of moderate voices in the party that did not learn the lessons of 2016, that are not listening to what people need in this country. So I want to push this whole party and I want to inform this debate in this country about the fact that we could go a lot farther, we could be a lot bolder than what we’re doing now.”
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