Sanders unloads on Trump at Sharpton conference, says he’s racist and ‘that is the damn truth’

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In some of his sharpest language yet attacking President Trump, Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders accused the Republican president of being racist and sexist and much more during a speech before Al Sharpton’s National Action Network.

“It gives me no pleasure to tell you that we have a president today who is a racist, who is a sexist, who is a homophobe, who is a xenophobe, and who is a religious bigot. I wish I did not have to say that. But that is the damn truth,” the independent senator from Vermont said on Friday.

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Sanders, who’s running for a second straight time for the Democratic presidential nomination, made his comments during an appearance in New York before the civil rights organization founded by Sharpton. A slew of other 2020 candidates joined him at the conference.

“During Donald Trump’s presidency we have seen a sharp rise in hate crimes and that rise comes as this country continues to be plagued by institutional racism and racial inequality,” Sanders stressed. – read more

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