Bernie Sanders Announces He’s Running for President Again

He’s running—Bernie Sanders has confirmed he’ll take another shot at becoming president in 2020 and has launched an attack on Donald Trump, calling the current president “an embarrassment” to the country. In an announcement first reported by his local Vermont Public Radio, the senator who lost out to Hilary Clinton for the 2016 Democratic nomination said: “I think the current occupant of the White House is an embarrassment to our country... I think he is a pathological liar... I also think he is a racist, a sexist, a homophobe, a xenophobe, somebody who is gaining cheap political points by trying to pick on minorities, often undocumented immigrants.” Sanders said he hopes to enlist one million people in a “grassroots movement of people prepared to stand up and fight,” and said he expects this campaign to be “very different” to 2016. Asked if he should step aside for a fresh batch of contenders, Sanders, 77, replied: “We have got to look at candidates, you know, not by the color of their skin, not by their sexual orientation or their gender and not by their age.”