Bernie Sanders Says Democratic Socialism Needed to Defeat “Corporate Socialism for the Rich”

HeadlineJun 13, 2019

And Vermont senator and 2020 presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders offered a vigorous defense of democratic socialism in a major address Wednesday at George Washington University, vowing to complete the “unfinished promise” of FDR’s New Deal and to work toward “economic rights” for all.

Sen. Bernie Sanders: “When Trump attacks socialism, I am reminded again of what Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. said, and I quote: 'This country has socialism for the rich, rugged individualism for the poor,' end-quote. And that is the difference between Donald Trump and me. He believes in corporate socialism for the rich and powerful. I believe in a democratic socialism that works for the working families of this country.”

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