On February 19, 2019, Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders announced he is running for president in 2020. Sanders has entered a crowded race, as there are over a dozen 2020 Democratic presidential candidates who are also vying for the position.
While the announcement was far from a surprise, people's reactions to Sanders's presidential bid were strong. Some folks have been "feeling the Bern" since the 2016 election cycle and are ready to give the Vermont senator another shot. Some feel that by entering the race, he is splitting votes that could lead to President Trump's reelection. Others are pleased with his run, hopeful that this will secure President Trump a second term.
Just to remind yall. This is Bernie Sanders in 1963 getting arrested after protesting against segregation. This was taken after they uncuffed him from other black protesters. pic.twitter.com/W6TrsJkwsc— AhYoChris (@KodakChris_) February 19, 2019
Bernie Sanders' single-payer, Medicare for All bill in 2013: zero co-sponsors.— Waleed Shahid (@_waleedshahid) February 19, 2019
Bernie's bill in 2017: 16 co-sponsors, including nearly every Democratic presidential contender.
The center of energy in the Democratic Party wouldn't be where it is today without his 2016 campaign. pic.twitter.com/yMHE8vCD3L
Perhaps the biggest thing that too often goes understated about Bernie Sanders is who he is accountable to.— Waleed Shahid (@_waleedshahid) February 19, 2019
Only 3% of Sanders' campaign contributions in 2016 came from amounts over $100k, compared to 40% for Trump and 47% for Clinton.
59% of his donations were under $200. pic.twitter.com/R77FuL1KWU
There is a lesson in this Bernie Sanders story, it is to never give up on your dreams, keep pushing no matter the obstacles you face. And age ain't nothing but a number. It is never too late to pursue your desires.— Shakerah (@Shakerah92) February 19, 2019