Bernie Sanders resolves to ‘intensify the struggle against Trumpism’ in 2018

Bernie Sanders resolves to ‘intensify the struggle against Trumpism’ in 2018
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Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersSanders to join teachers, auto workers striking in Midwest Krystal Ball tears into 'Never Trump' Republicans 2020 Democrats defend climate priorities in MSNBC forum MORE (I-Vt.) late Sunday shared his New Year’s resolution: to “intensify the struggle against Trumpism.”

“In 2018, we will not only intensify the struggle against Trumpism, we will increase our efforts to spread the progressive vision in every corner of the land,” Sanders tweeted. 


Sanders has been a frequent and vocal critic of President TrumpDonald John TrumpJulián Castro: It's time for House Democrats to 'do something' about Trump Warren: Congress is 'complicit' with Trump 'by failing to act' Sanders to join teachers, auto workers striking in Midwest MORE, even calling on the president to consider resigning because of sexual misconduct allegations.

Sanders has also advocated for progressive policies, including universal health care, free tuition at public universities and colleges and campaign finance reform.

Sanders, who lost the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination to Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonMissing piece to the Ukraine puzzle: State Department's overture to Rudy Giuliani On The Money: Trump downplays urgency of China trade talks | Chinese negotiators cut US trip short in new setback | Trump sanctions Iran's national bank | Survey finds Pennsylvania, Wisconsin lost the most factory jobs in past year Meghan McCain, Ana Navarro get heated over whistleblower debate MORE, is considered among the leading candidates to run for the Democratic nomination in 2020. 

The independent senator is spending New Year’s Day in New York City, where he will swear in Mayor Bill de Blasio (D) for a second term. Sanders previously appeared at a campaign rally for de Blasio.

A number of other lawmakers shared New Year's resolutions on Sunday, with several vowing to oppose Trump and Republicans.