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Sanders to deliver his own response to Trump speech

 
Sanders, one of several lawmakers mulling a potential 2020 White House bid, will make his speech after Trump's address and the formal Democratic response, according to a release from Sanders's office.
 
His office didn't hint at what Sanders would say during his speech, which will be shared live on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.
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The remarks from Sanders, an Independent who caucuses with Senate Democrats, will be separate from the response to Trump from Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiOvernight Health Care: Moderna to apply for emergency use authorization for COVID-19 vaccine candidate | Hospitals brace for COVID-19 surge | US more than doubles highest number of monthly COVID-19 cases House Democrats urge congressional leaders to support .1B budget for IRS Bipartisan Senate group holding coronavirus relief talks amid stalemate MORE (D-Calif.) and Senate Minority Leader Charles SchumerChuck SchumerOvernight Health Care: Moderna to apply for emergency use authorization for COVID-19 vaccine candidate | Hospitals brace for COVID-19 surge | US more than doubles highest number of monthly COVID-19 cases The five biggest challenges facing President-elect Biden Collins urges voters to turn out in Georgia runoffs MORE (D-N.Y.), which is expected to be carried on most major networks.
 
It's not the first time Sanders has given his own response to Trump's major speeches. 
 
The Vermont senator used a January 2018 speech to knock Trump as "compulsively dishonest" and a "bully" during his response to the State of the Union address. At the time, Rep. Joe KennedyJoseph (Joe) Patrick KennedyConor Lamb defeats Trump-backed challenger for reelection in Pennsylvania Van Drew fends off challenge from Kennedy after party switch Markey wins reelection in Massachusetts MORE III (D-Mass.) gave the formal Democratic response.
 
Sanders also gave his own response after Trump's address to Congress in 2017, urging his supporters to "continue the fight" and publicly push back against the administration.