US Senator Bernie Sanders, who announced he is running for president again in the 2020 elections, has responded to President Trump’s attacks on him, calling him a “demagogue.”
In an interview with CBS News aired Tuesday, the Independent senator from Vermont who caucuses with Democrats, said the American people should not believe what Trump says.
“You got a president who is a demagogue, you got a president who is leading us in an authoritarian direction, I would hope that the American people don’t believe too much of what he says,” Sanders said.
Sanders, who announced his 2020 election campaign on Tuesday, has been a relentless critic of Trump, and has called him “the most dangerous president in modern American history.”
“We are running against a president who is undermining American democracy as he leads us in an authoritarian direction,” Sanders said in an email to Reuters on Tuesday.
Trump has in turn railed against…