Bernie Sanders Vows to ‘Create a New America’ at NYC Rally
Presidential hopeful makes first campaign appearance since heart attack
2020 hopeful Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) vowed to “create a new America” as he wooed liberal crowds at his "Bernie’s Back Rally” in New York on Saturday.
The rally, which was held at Queensbridge Park in Long Island City, New York, saw appearances from liberal filmmaker Michael Moore and “Squad” member Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), both who endorsed the presidential candidate.
Moore posted on Twitter:
“I am joining Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez tomorrow to officially & publicly endorse a true hero of the people, Senator Bernie Sanders, as our next President of the United States!"
“I will speak tomorrow for him at his “Bernie Is Back!” rally at 1pm in Queensbridge Park in NYC. Join us!”
The socialist senator spoke after his endorser's speeches, outlining his vision to not only radically transform the country but to “create a new America” altogether.
Standing before you today, I believe more than I have ever believed, that we are at a moment in our great country’s history where all of us coming together can create the America that we are entitled to have. The America we know that we can become.
“We can create a new America true to the principles that are supposed to be the foundation of our democracy,” he added.
But Sander's failed to explain what he believes he country’s founding principles are genuinely “supposed to” be.
The socialist candidate called for the creation of a “new America” follows his recent pleadings to fundamentally “transform” the country.
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Thank you Queens for an incredible day! If there is one thing I want you to remember, it is this: If you are willing to fight for other people as much as you're willing to fight for yourself, there is no doubt in my mind that not only will we win this election. We will transform this country. #BerniesBack
Hey all!— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) October 19, 2019
We’re having a big ol’ NYC party tomorrow & everyone’s invited.
Thousands of people are RSVP’d. All are welcome.
(Not sure who you’re going to support yet? That’s great! Come on in, listen to people in the movement, & learn more about the future we’re fighting for.) https://t.co/GiKM3FFEz5
In September, Sanders told attendees of his rally at Denver’s Civic Center that 2020 is more about more than defeating President Donald Trump.
“I am here in Denver asking your support for more than just defeating Trump,” Sanders said.
“I am here to ask you to help me transform this country and create an economy and government that works for all of us, not just the one percent.”
“I am here in Denver to ask you to wage with me a political revolution, which will take on not only the corruption of Washington but the greed and corruption of the corporate elite in this country,” he added.
Earlier this year, Sanders weighed in on his election loss to Hillary Clinton in 2016, claiming the system was rigged.
Speaking to Kasie Hunt on MSNBC, Sanders said he would have beaten President Donald Trump if the election against Clinton not been “rigged against” him.
Sanders bowed out of the 2016 election just before the Democratic National Convention and endorsed Clinton for the presidency in her race against Trump.