Proud ‘Democratic Socialist’ Sanders Slams ‘Oligarch’ Trump

In a speech to students at George Washington University on Wednesday, presidential hopeful Sen. Bernie Sanders promoted his “democratic socialism” and denounced President Trump as an oligarch.

Decrying what he called a global “movement toward oligarchy,” Sanders cited “authoritarian regimes like Putin in Russia, Xi in China, Mohammed bin Salman in Saudi Arabia, Rodrigo Duterte in the Philippines, Jair Bolsonaro in Brazil, and Viktor Orban in Hungary… In the United States we have our own version of this movement, which is being led by President Trump and many of his Republican allies,” Sanders added.

By contrast, Sanders defended democratic socialism as “transformative change that will  create shared prosperity, social equality, and true freedom for all.”