Sen. Bernie Sanders confirmed Tuesday morning that will be running for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination.
"I'm asking you today to be part of an unprecedented grassroots campaign of one million active volunteers in every state in our country," he said. "Our campaign is not only about defeating Donald Trump, the most dangerous president in modern American history, it is not only about winning the Democratic nomination and the general election, our campaign is about transforming our country an creating a government based on the principles of economic, social, racial, and environmental justice."
"Our campaign is about taking on the powerful special interests that dominate our economic and political life," he continued. "I'm talking about Wall Street, the health insurance companies, the drug companies, the fossil fuel industry, the military-industrial complex, the private prison industry, and the large multi-national corporations that exert such an enormous influence over our lives."