Bernie Sanders on 'The View': If Trump Wants To Help Working People, "Count Me In"

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Sen. Bernie Sanders appeared on Monday's edition of 'The View' to discuss his feelings about the outcome of the 2016 election.

"When Mr. Trump says he’s going to be for the working class, you know what, we’ve got to hold him accountable," Sanders said. "We’re going to list all the things that he said. You want to raise wages? Hey, count me in!"

BERNIE SANDERS: Here’s what happened. Do we have racists and sexists in this country? We do. On the other hand, I think that Trump touched a nerve on the part of the country that media doesn’t often talk about. And that is, you’ve got a middle class for the last 40 years that has been shrinking. You’ve got people working two or three jobs…And people all over this country — black, and white, and latino — are saying ‘What about me? Who’s going to stand up for me?'

Here’s what is not acceptable: This country has struggled too many years to fight against discrimination. And the fight against bigotry and sexism. We are not going to accept a president trying to divide us up. We have little girls, who wear ‘kerchiefs, who now are scared to death that somebody is going to be picking on them.

Our enemies are not some Latino guy, some Mexican-American working in a tomato field making $9/hour. Those are not our enemies and I don’t want millions of people being worried today about families being separated. I’ve seen too much of that. We’re going to fight against sexism, racism and xenophobia...

When Mr. Trump says he’s going to be for the working class, you know what, we’ve got to hold him accountable. We’re going to list all the things that he said. You want to raise wages? Hey, count me in! We’ve got a starvation wage of $7.25 an hour, let’s raise that wage.

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