Bernie Sanders launches second run for US president

WASHINGTON (AFP) – Senator Bernie Sanders yesterday launched his second bid for the White House, taking direct aim at Donald Trump in an announcement that calls the United States (US) President a “pathological liar”.

Sanders, 77, joins an already crowded field of candidates seeking to win the Democratic nomination and take on President Donald Trump in 2020.

He made the announcement in a radio interview with a station from his home state of Vermont.

“I wanted to let the people of the state of Vermont know about this first,” Sanders said on Vermont Public Radio. The self-described Democratic socialist gave an outline yesterday of how he will campaign.

“What I promise to do is, as I go around the country, is to take the values that all of us in Vermont are proud of – a belief in justice, in community, in grassroots politics, in town meetings – that’s what I’m going to carry all over this country,” he said.

Senator Bernie Sanders. – AP