Bernie Sanders Says He Doesn’t Agree With ‘Deplorable’ Label for Trump Supporters

Senators Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren both held an “Our Revolution Rally” recently in Boston, in which Sanders took an indirect jab at one of the most famous comments from Hillary Clinton during the 2016 campaign.

He acknowledged that not everyone would agree with him before he said the following:

Some people think that the people who voted for Trump are racists and sexists and homophobes and just deplorable folks. I don’t agree. I don’t agree, ’cause I’ve been there.

He also added that “it wasn’t that Donald Trump won the election, it was that the Democratic party lost the election.”

Sanders said the Republican party is so extreme with views that most of the American people don’t agree with, and so he asked, “How in God’s name do they keep winning elections?”

He called for a “fundamental restructuring of the Democratic party” by making it more about the working class and not about the “liberal elite.”

Sanders recently said that the party should become more grassroots, but former DNC chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz insisted that it already is.

You can watch the full rally above (the relevant remarks from Sanders start around the 94-minute mark).

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