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VERBATIM: Sanders on the future of the Democratic party

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I did everything I could to see that he not become elected but he won. Our job now is to hold him accountable. If his presidency is going to be about discrimination. If it's going to be about scapegoating immigrants or scapegoating African-Americans or Muslims, we will oppose him vigorously.
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Trump has very, very good political instincts. And what he understood, which many Democrats did not, is that if you are an average American out there making 30, 40, $50,000 a year you're working longer hours for low wages. Well almost all new income and wealth is going to the top 1%.
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You know what John, you're pissed off. You're not happy about it. You're seeing your jobs go to China. Democrats have focused, too much with a liberal elite. Which is raising incredible sums of money from wealthy people, the upper middle class. But has ignore to a very significant degree the working class and the middle class and low income people in this country.
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And what the Democratic party has got to say to working people, we are on your side, you know what? We are gonna take on Wall Street. We're not gonna take their money. We're gonna lower the cost of prescription drugs. We're gonna raise the minimum wage. We're not gonna be the only major country on Earth that doesn't guarantee healthcare to all people.