Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) plans on using a speech at George Washington University on Wednesday to educate President Trump on his version of democratic socialism.
Sanders, a 2020 Democratic presidential candidate, released excerpts of the speech on Tuesday night. Trump has been critical of socialism as a whole, declaring in his last State of the Union address that the United States will “never be a socialist country.” Sanders plans on pointing out that Trump “and his fellow oligarchs attack us for our support of democratic socialism,” but they “don’t really oppose all forms of socialism. They may hate democratic socialism because it benefits working people, but they absolutely love corporate socialism that enriches Trump and other billionaires.”
Sanders will also tout the success of President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s New Deal, which “helped create a government that made huge progress in protecting the needs of working families.” Today, he will add, Americans need to “take up the unfinished business of the New Deal and carry it to completion. This is the unfinished business of the Democratic Party and the vision we must accomplish.”
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