Sanders fundraises for congresswomen targeted in Trump tweets

Sanders fundraises for congresswomen targeted in Trump tweets
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Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersDemocratic strategist: 'Medicare for All' exposes generational gap within party Yang expands campaign with senior hires for digital operations Biden: All-white debate not representative of party, but 'you can't dictate' nominee MORE (I-Vt.) asked supporters on Monday to donate to four progressive congresswomen targeted by President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump says he will 'temporarily hold off' on declaring Mexican drug cartels as terror organization House Judiciary Committee formally receives impeachment report Artist behind gold toilet offered to Trump sells banana duct-taped to a wall for 0,000 MORE in a series of tweets telling them to “go back” to other countries.

“When I call Donald Trump a racist, this is what I’m talking about,” Sanders said in a text message to supporters, referring to Trump's tweets directed at Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-CortezAlexandria Ocasio-CortezOcasio-Cortez: 'Won't you look at that: Amazon is coming to NYC anyway' House approves two-state resolution in implicit rebuke of Trump Biden: Media misinterpreted Ocasio-Cortez's impact on Democrats MORE (D-N.Y.), Ilhan OmarIlhan OmarHouse approves two-state resolution in implicit rebuke of Trump Al Green calls for including Trump's 'racism' in impeachment articles Republicans disavow GOP candidate who said 'we should hang' Omar MORE (D-Minn.), Ayanna PressleyAyanna PressleyBooker unveils legislation for federal bill to ban discrimination against natural hair House approves two-state resolution in implicit rebuke of Trump Al Green calls for including Trump's 'racism' in impeachment articles MORE (D-Mass.) and Rashida TlaibRashida Harbi TlaibHouse approves two-state resolution in implicit rebuke of Trump House moves ahead on long-stalled resolution supporting two states for Israelis and Palestinians GOP leader says he had 'a hard time' believing Pelosi MORE (D-Mich.). All four are U.S. citizens and all but Omar were born in the U.S.

“Please split a contribution between Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar, Ayanna Pressley, Rashida Tlaib, and our campaign for president,” the donation page reads. “Your contribution will send a message that Trump’s racism will not stand."

Sanders, like the four congresswomen, is associated with the progressive wing of the Democratic party, and on Sunday said House Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiHouse Judiciary Committee formally receives impeachment report Overnight Energy: Pelosi vows bold action to counter 'existential' climate threat | Trump jokes new light bulbs don't make him look as good | 'Forever chemicals' measure pulled from defense bill Overnight Health Care — Presented by Johnson & Johnson – House progressives may try to block vote on Pelosi drug bill | McConnell, Grassley at odds over Trump-backed drug pricing bill | Lawmakers close to deal on surprise medical bills MORE (D-Calif.) was being “a little bit” too tough on Ocasio-Cortez amid ongoing tensions between the two after Pelosi dismissed the four congresswomen's influence in an interview with the New York Times.

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"I think you cannot ignore the young people of this country who are passionate about economic and racial and social and environmental justice,” Sanders said Sunday on NBC’s “Meet the Press.” “You've got to bring them in not alienate them."

Sanders tweeted a link to the fundraiser around the same time that the four held a press conference responding to Trump’s tweets, in which Omar said the “blatantly racist” attack demonstrated “the agenda of white nationalists.”