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Hickenlooper Blames Trump For 'National Crisis of Division'

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Democratic presidential candidate former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper speaks at the National Forum on Wages and Working People on April 27, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. ( Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

By    |   Sunday, 19 May 2019 12:56 PM

Former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper on Sunday sharply condemned President Donald Trump for a “national crisis of division,” but distanced himself from progressive Democrats in the run for White House.

In an interview on ABC News’ “This Week,” Hickenlooper also emphasized that his candidacy is focused on supporting the middle class in the country.

"I'm running for president because Donald Trump has been fueling this national crisis of division, of taking our country backwards,” he declared. “And the answer is not socialism.”

"I've spent my whole life bringing people together and getting big progressive things done,” he added.

“We've achieved almost universal health care coverage. And we beat the NRA with tough, tough gun laws. I think the real challenge here is how do we get that nonsense that's taken over Washington and replace it with common sense?"

He also called the Trump administration’s foreign policy "isolationist and reckless” — and criticized those who "would have the United States withdraw from global engagement."

"That makes us less safe,” Hickenlooper said. “The only way to full security is through constant engagement. And by reviving U.S. leadership, we actually make our country safer. But we also make it more prosperous.”

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