Bernie Sanders Says Democrats Lost Touch With Middle Class

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Bernie Sanders claims Dems lost touch with middle class and working class
Bernie Sanders claims Dems lost touch with middle class and working class

Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders, Hillary Clinton’s rival for the 2016 Democrat presidential nomination, claims that the party stopped listening to its traditional middle/working class constituency in favor of selling out to big-monied interests and that led to its defeat at the hands of Donald Trump.

After a contentious primary, the self-described socialist, who ran for president as a Democrat, endorsed Hillary Clinton on July 12, 2016, in New Hampshire and campaigned for her during the general election season despite the WikiLeaks revelations that suggested that party insiders sought to undermine his campaign all along.

As the nominating convention in Philadelphia was winding down later in July, Sanders announced that he was returning to his roots as a political independent and leaving the Democratic Party upon resuming his day job in the U.S. Senate.

Sanders has vowed to hold the president-elect accountable for his promise that he would leave Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid intact.

In an interview with NPR today, Sanders suggested that the Democrats are out of touch with middle class America, and it needs a new strategy moving forward that involves paying attention to the needs of what he described as the the 99 percent.

“I happen to believe that the Democratic Party has been not doing a good job in terms of communicating with people in cities, in towns, and in rural America, all over this country. We’ve got to get out there…What the Democratic Party has got to do is start listening to the needs of the the middle class, the working families, lower income people, black and white and Latino, listen to the pain that is out there…”

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