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Sanders: No ‘Silver Lining in Trump’s Victory’

Bernie Sanders said on Tuesday that there is no “silver lining in Trump’s victory.”

“No, I would not say that there’s any silver lining in Trump’s victory,” the former Democratic presidential candidate says. “It is scary, and I think there are many, many people throughout this country who are very frightened about what will happen over the next four years. So I don’t see any silver lining.”

The Hill reports:

Sanders went on to say that doesn’t mean he isn’t going to try to work with the president-elect, and he will continue fighting for policies he believes in.

“What we are working on right now is to transform the Democratic Party,” he said. “I will introduce legislation that will raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour. Mr. Trump talks about his concern about working families. I look forward to him supporting it. I am going to introduce legislation — I or somebody else, it’s not just me — demanding pay equity for women workers. I hope Mr. Trump supports that.”

“We’re going to have very definitive legislation on infrastructure. I hope Trump supports that. Trade policy, Trump based his whole campaign on trade. So it’s not a question of us working with Trump. It’s a question of Trump working with us,” Sanders said.

Sanders, who ran against Hillary Clinton during the Democratic presidential primary and later backed her in the general election, has been outspoken in the weeks following the election on how he expects to continue his liberal “revolution.” Sanders has said he might consider running in 2020 but is more focused on working with the Trump administration on policy.

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