Following Hillary Clinton's acceptance of the Democratic presidential nomination, Bernie Sanders, former Democratic hopeful, appeared on Bill Maher to discuss his opinions about the Democratic National Convention and the political climate in general. While Sanders touched on several topics, his condemnation of Donald Trump's vision for America carried the most weight, with Sanders highlighting the danger Trump presents.
Although Sanders appreciated seeing liberals and progressives come together at the DNC, he believes the convention was more effective in clarifying the horror of the Republican party's nomination. "I think what comes out of that convention, Bill, is the understanding that Donald Trump is the most dangerous presidential candidate in the modern history of this country and that he must be defeated."
As a progressive, Sanders inherently detests all of Trump's political beliefs and policies, but the truly scary part, according to Sanders, is that "this guy is running his entire campaign based on bigotry." Sanders reminds the audience that Trump was one of the founders of the Birther Movement, which attempted to delegitimize Barack Obama's presidency. Sanders then goes on to say that someone like Trump clearly doesn't understand the Constitution and for that reason he must be defeated.
Sanders popularized the idea of a political revolution during his campaign, and even though Clinton has secured the nomination, he believes that revolution can still come to fruition. "We must continue to bring millions of people into the political process to stand up to take on the billionaire class, to fight for economic and social and racial and environmental justice, and that fight must continue the day after the election because fundamental changes, transformational changes, Bill, take time to happen."
Later in the interview, Maher asks Sanders if he'll run for president again in four years. Sanders doesn't provide a definitive answer, but he assures that he will be very involved in politics in the near future. "I will be fighting as hard as I can to stand up for a declining middle class, to take on the grotesque levels of income and wealth inequality that we're seeing right now, to demand that the United states joint the rest of the industrialized world in guaranteeing health care to all people as a right to make public colleges and universities in this country tuition free." In other words, we definitely haven't seen the last of Sanders.