Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) ripped President Trump’s speech to Congress on Tuesday night and urged his supporters to “continue the fight” and publicly push back against the administration.
“Keep showing up. Keep calling Congress and continue the fight. The Republicans are now on the defensive and we’ve got to continue to push them back,” Sanders said.
Sanders also made an appeal to potential skeptics of the Trump administration who have not publicly reached out to a lawmaker or attended a rally.
“Only together when millions of people stand up for economic justice, for social justice, for racial justice, for environmental justice, only then can we create the political revolution that will turn this country around,” he said.
Sanders noted that Trump’s rhetoric “sounds good on the surface.”
“It doesn’t sound so good if you dig just a little deeper breath the service,” he said, arguing Trump has broken his pledge to “drain the swamp.”
He specifically pointed to Trump’s rhetoric during his speech backing clean air and clean water.
“I had a difficult time not laughing out loud when he said that,” he said.
“I did not hear President Trump say one word, not one word, about Social Security or Medicare,” he said. “President Trump promised over and over and over again that he would not cut Social Security or Medicare or Medicaid.”