Washington, Mar 3 : Terming US President Donald Trump as the "most dangerous President", US Senator and Democratic Presidential contender Bernie Sanders launched his bid to be US President in 2020.
Senator Sanders, a Vermont independent and the runner-up in the 2016 Democratic presidential primary, on Saturday was cheered on by a crowd of thousands who came out in the snow and freezing temperatures to see him speak at Brooklyn College, right near where he grew up as the son of a Jewish immigrant and lived in a rent-controlled apartment, Mercury news reported.
With an attack on corporate greed and a promise to unleash a "political revolution", Sanders faces a much more crowded field this time but brings a popular name and decent passionate support base.
Sanders during his address outlined numerous policies and attacked the greedy "billionaire class". He layed down the road map if he ever becomes the President. He said that he would enact a "federal jobs guarantee" to ensure all Americans have work and double the minimum wages from $7.25 (£5.50) to $15.
Stressing on the need of imparting education he promised to make universities and colleges tuition-free and also vowed to reform healthcare. In a report in BBC, Sanders promised to fight for "economic justice, social justice, racial justice and environmental justice".
"I did not have a father who gave me millions of dollars to build luxury skyscrapers, casinos and country clubs," he said. "But I had something more valuable: I had the role model of a father who had unbelievable courage in journeying across an ocean, with no money in his pocket, to start a new and better life." Sanders added.
As he was speaking Trump was addressing a conference of conservative activists, in which he attacked the Democrats and promised he would win re-election.
He sarcastically mocked Democrat proposals on the environment and said plans for universal healthcare would lead to a "socialist takeover of American healthcare".UNI