U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders opposes most of Donald Trump’s views, but is prepared to work with him in order to move the country forward.
The former candidate for president, who lost to Hillary Clinton in the Democratic primary, said so in a statement regarding Trump’s election released Wednesday.
“Donald Trump tapped into the anger of a declining middle class that is sick and tired of establishment economics, establishment politics and the establishment media. People are tired of working longer hours for lower wages, of seeing decent paying jobs go to China and other low-wage countries, of billionaires not paying any federal income taxes and of not being able to afford a college education for their kids – all while the very rich become much richer.”
While Sanders said progressives will work together with Trump to help struggling Americans, he warned that they will not tolerate bigotry.