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 — Presented by American Health Care Association — California monitoring 8,400 people for coronavirus | Pence taps career official to coordinate response | Dems insist on guardrails for funding Overnight Energy: Murkowski, Manchin unveil major energy bill | Lawmakers grill EPA chief over push to slash agency's budget | GOP lawmaker accuses Trump officials of 'playing politics' over Yucca Mountain Hillicon Valley — Presented by Facebook — Federal court rules tech giants can censor content | Trump upends surveillance fight | Senate passes bill barring federal funds for Huawei equipment MORE (D-Calif.) and Senate Minority Leader Charles SchumerCharles (Chuck) Ellis Schumer Sanders blasts Trump for picking 'completely unqualified' Pence for coronavirus response Trump passes Pence a dangerous buck Democratic mega-donor reaching out to Pelosi, Schumer in bid to stop Sanders: report 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 KennedyKennedy, Markey neck-and-neck in Massachusetts primary: poll Budowsky: Bloomberg-Obama or Klobuchar-Kennedy? Kennedy, Markey spar over experience in first Senate primary debate 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.