Sanders: Tom Perez and I Are Fighting to Make the Democratic Party a 50 State Party
SANDERS: "I think the American people need to understand what kind of involvement Trump’s business dealings have abroad, and what kind of leverage those dealings may have on his policies as president of the United States. They want a president who is going to represent the American people, not his own interests, business interest which extend all over the world. But you know, Jake, when you talk about planes, as I think you know, tomorrow afternoon Tom Perez, the chair of the Democratic Party and I will be taking a nine-state tour. All across this country, to do what I think is absolutely necessary, and that is to help revitalize American democracy. So many of our people are giving up on the political process, that is frightening. In the last presidential election, when trump won, we had the lowest voter turnout in 20 years and in the previous two years before that in the midterm election the lowest voter turnout in 70 years. I think what’s happening is the middle class shrinks as people perceive that the media and Congress is not hearing their pain about a declining standard of living, income and wealth inequality, not being able to afford to send their kids to college. They’re giving up on the political process. We cannot allow that to happen. Tom and I are going to go all over the country, we’re going to be fighting to see that the Democratic Party becomes a 50-state party. You can’t just be a west coast party and an east coast party and we need a bottom-uhm party, a grassroots party which is prepared to stand up to the big money interest which have so much influence over the political and economic development of our country."