Sanders: ‘Trump's agenda is dead’ if Democrats win back majority

Sanders: ‘Trump's agenda is dead’ if Democrats win back majority
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Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersBloomberg to spend 0M on anti-Trump ads in battleground states Obama cautions 2020 hopefuls against going too far left What are Democrats going to do once Donald Trump leaves office? MORE (I-Vt.) predicted on Friday that President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump opens new line of impeachment attack for Democrats Bloomberg to spend 0M on anti-Trump ads in battleground states New witness claims first-hand account of Trump's push for Ukraine probes MORE’s agenda would be dead if Democrats win a majority in either the House or Senate in the upcoming midterm elections, The New York Times reported.

“If Democrats control either the House or the Senate, Trump’s agenda is dead,” Sanders told the Times.

Sanders also criticized Democratic Party organizations, including the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, for not doing enough to support liberal grass-roots candidates.

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“The establishment Democrats are still, I think, looking toward candidates who can self-fund,” Sanders, a possible 2020 presidential candidate, said.

During the 2016 presidential campaign, Sanders was able to successfully fund his campaign mainly through small online donations.

Sanders also told the Times that Democrats shouldn't think conservative Democratic candidates have a better chance to win elections, noting that Americans have been receptive to progressive ideas like universal health care.

Sanders said he plans to make endorsements for the 2018 elections but declined to endorse either New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) or his challenger from the left, actress Cynthia Nixon.