Bernie Sanders To Stephen Colbert: 'Now More Than Ever, It's Our Revolution'
Bernie Sanders served as a guest on Monday’s The Late Show With Stephen Colbert.
During his appearance Sanders discussed the 2016 presidential election; the steps necessary to put the Democratic Party on a progressive path following Donald Trump‘s election; and his new book Our Revolution: A Future to Believe In.
“Now more than ever, it’s our revolution,” Sanders begins as he responds to Colbert’s questions. “The Democrats cannot continue to be run by what I call a ‘liberal elite.’ Our job right now is get involved heavily into the political process. When millions of people stand up and fight back, we will not be denied.”
Sanders then discussed how he felt Trump appealed to voters, saying:
“Above and beyond the incredible bigotry of the Trump campaign, what he did is he tapped into a lot of pain and anxiety and angst that the American people are feeling, which is very rarely reported in the media or understood by the punditry. I think what the punditry and the establishment does not understand, there are a lot of people in this country who are suffering, who are hurting, who are scared to death about tomorrow for their kids.”
He then continued:
“Trump’s views are a minority. People do not think we should give tax breaks to billionaires. They do believe we should raise the minimum wage and have pay equity for women.”
As for how the Democratic Party should go about moving forward, Sanders had plenty to say.
“Our job now, in my view, is to figure out how to create an effective opposition. Our job is to bring tens of millions of people together to say, number one, this country is not an oligarchy — it’s a democracy. And number two, you’re not going to split us up by attacking our Muslim friends or our gay friends or women or anybody else. We’re going to stand together and fight for a government and an economy that works for all of us.”
Check out the interview below.