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Bernie: 'Not Good Enough' to Just Nominate Candidate Who Can Beat Trump

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Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt. (Stephen Maturen/stringer/ Getty Images)

By    |   Sunday, 19 May 2019 12:48 PM

Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., said Sunday it’s not “good enough” for Democrats to nominate a candidate just to defeat President Donald Trump, arguing his presidential campaign aims “to transform this country.”

In an interview on NBC News’ “Meet The Press,” Sanders emphasized the differences in his approach compared with current front-runner primary candidate Joe Biden.

“Beating Trump is not good enough,” Sanders said. “You have to beat the fossil fuel industry, you have to take on all the forces of the status quo who do not want to move this country to energy efficiency and sustainable energy.” 

“Taking on Trump? Of course you’ve got to do that,” he said. “But you need a real plan to transform our energy system.”

According to Sanders, his campaign is “going to create the kind of excitement that we need to bring out the large voter turnout… The truth is that our campaign, I think, can generate that excitement."

He added that his 2016 run against Hillary Clinton proved he could take on the Democratic Party establishment.

“We took on the entire Democratic establishment — we took on the Democratic National Committee, we took on every Democratic governor, we took on every Democratic mayor, and we ended up winning 22 states and 13 million votes, and in fact bringing forth an agenda that transformed the Democratic party,” he declared.

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Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., said Sunday it's not "good enough" for Democrats to nominate a candidate just to defeat President Donald Trump, arguing his presidential campaign aims "to transform this country."In an interview on NBC News' "Meet The Press," Sanders emphasized...
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