Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders sees a great opportunity in Trump’s poor choices as President and advises Democrats to reach out to the mogul’s supporters, in order to promote a more progressive agenda, that must include guaranteed health care for all Americans, in order to rebuild the party.
Trying to win back supporters
Speaking in front of a noisy crowd on Tuesday night, in Louisville, the 75-years old politician said that the President has failed to keep his promises to working-class voters and that the Democrat party should now take care of the disillusioned Trump supporters, according to The Washington Post. Sanders added that the 70-years old businessman has opted for a weak strategy, by supporting health care legislation that throws 24 million people off of health insurance.
In a determined attempt to regain Kentucky, Sanders and Democratic National Committee chairman Tom Perez took their nationwide tour over to the east south-central region of the United States. As a side note, back in November, Republicans claimed the state House, with Trump winning 118 of Kentucky’s 120 counties. However, this loss for the Democrats meant that the party gave up the governor’s mansion and majorities in both chambers of the state legislature.
This could be a great chance of rebuilding the Democratic party
Although he is an independent politician, Bernie Sanders caucuses for the Democrats and advised the party to include building a strong base in all 50 states, not just on both coasts, arguing that real change always takes place from the bottom on up.
The former presidential candidate and Perez are seeking to focus their strategy on issues like raising the minimum wage, guaranteeing health insurance coverage for all and making public colleges and universities tuition-free. Sanders also supports legislation that would rebuild coal-based communities hurt by the decline of coal.
Bernie Sanders explained that he’s not trying to convince anybody in Kentucky that Affordable Care Act is still the right choice, but added that if people are getting health care, it’s a strong investment.