Bernie Sanders has made no secret of his distaste for the Democratic Party establishment during this year’s hotly contested presidential primary. Now he’s putting it all on paper, writing a New York Times editorial calling on the party to “wake up” in time for this year’s general election, which figures to pit Sanders’ rival Hillary Clinton against New York businessman Donald Trump.
Sanders starts by discussing the recent vote in the United Kingdom to leave the European Union:
Sanders calls attention to the U.S. factories that have closed, leaving workers without jobs as corporations continue to reap profits. He is careful, though, to reject the xenophobic sentiments that both Trump and the UK Leave campaign have used.
Sanders argues that Americans should reject the Trans Pacific Partnership, a free trade deal favored by the Obama administration and previously endorsed by Clinton (she now says she is against it).
Sanders closes by saying that if the Democratic Party doesn’t respond to citizens’ demands for a more fair economy, they are in for a shocking result, just like in Britain.