Wednesday, November 09, 2016

Quote of the Day

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.

To the degree that Mr. Trump is serious about pursuing policies that improve the lives of working families in this country, I and other progressives are prepared to work with him. To the degree that he pursues racist, sexist, xenophobic and anti-environment policies, we will vigorously oppose him.

Related Off-site Links and Updates:
Bernie Sanders Has A Strong Warning For Donald Trump – Paige Lavender (The Huffington Post, November 9, 2016).
Sanders: I'll Be Trump's "Worst Nightmare" If He Goes After Minorities – Rebecca Savransky (The Hill, November 10, 2016).
Trump Won Because Democratic Party Failed Working People, Says Sanders – Lauren McCauley (Common Dreams, November 10, 2016).
Polls Showed Sanders Had a Better Shot of Beating Trump – but Pundits Told You to Ignore Them – Adam Johnson (FAIR, November 11, 2016).
Bernie Sanders and Other Progressives Plan Democratic Party Comeback – Joanna Walters (The Guardian, November 13, 2016).

See also the previous Wild Reed posts:
Election Eve Thoughts
Carrying It On
Hope, History and Bernie Sanders
Progressive Perspectives on the Rise of Donald Trump

Image: Jake Danna Stevens/The Times & Tribune via AP

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