Bernie Sanders announces 2020 run

"The View" co-hosts discuss if a democratic socialist can win the election.
5:54 | 02/19/19

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senator Bernie Sanders announced he's running for president. Watch. It is absolutely imperative that Donald Trump be defeated. Because I think it is unacceptable and un-american to be frank with you, that we have a president who is a pathological liar. It give me no plr to say that. But it's true. Bernie claims the issues that he pushed that were considered so rad dal in the last campaign have gained main stream acceptance. Is he right? I don't think he's wrong. I actually wish trump would have voted for trump versus Bernie Sanders. I don't think he's wrong. I think the left moved more in his direction than the moderate lane. The silver lining about this is we get Larry David back on "Saturday night live." We do. That's right. I think the problem he has, though, is that where he had the progress I have lane almost all to himself, or really all to himself in four year ago, this time, it is a very crowded Progressive field. A lot of people eating out of the same pie. There are 12 Democrats that have announced running pip think we'll still hear for some more. From some more. You know, I don't know. Is he now going to be the spoiler? I mean, Joe Biden hasn't announced yet. I suspect that he will. I'm just not sure. To your point, Ana, he was sort of "The" Progressive. I don't know that policies like raising the minimum wage. Universal health care. I don't though that those are really that left. When you poll the American -- They want it. Yeah, when you poll Americans, they want that. And I, too, think that health care should be a right. I think when you get ill, you know, you need to be taken care of. Don't we want that in our society? We're actually one of the only countries that don't have something like that. That's right. It's not so Progressive. The thing I'll say about him is don't underestimate him. He got 60% of New Hampshire in 2016. 49% in Iowa. This time, there are no superdelegates to come against him at the convention like what happened before. The DNC, that we know of, is not petitioning against him. There was a huge troefs with Debbie waszer man Schultz. One of the things I did over the weekend, I thought there was a -- I had a conversation with my husband. There's a scenario where Bernie Sanders could take New Hampshire and Iowa, go to South Carolina, get beat by somebody like kamala and go into super Tuesday and she sweeps. And there's another fracturing in the democratic party. I think he's still the original. If truly a formidable candidate. The only problem, whoopi is not here. I don't want to speak for her. He's an independent, really. He should run as a Democrat. He's running as a Democrat. Spl she said he should run as an independent, I believe. He is an independent. I gotta tell you -- coffee boy running as an independent is enough of it for me. That guy got into the right business. Because you need to be able to consume caffeine to be able to stay awake with him. He's done a great job, by the way, with coffee. With what? Coffee. Certainly not in this campaign. There's no one running that's filled the moderate lane. Amy klobuchar kind of. Kamala is not a lefty. She's pretty far left. Amy klobuchar was asked last night about free college tuition. Here's how she reacted. Yes or no, would you support free college for all? No, I'm not if free four-year college for all. Thank you. Let me ask you this. And I wish, if I was a magic genie and could give that to everyone and we could afford it, I would. I'm just trying to find a mix of incentives and make sure kids that are in need, that's why I talked about expanding Pell grants, can go to college and be able to afford it. And make sure that people that can afford it are able to pay. Why sit that when I was in college, I paid $75 a term. Why is that? I went to city universities. I got master's degree pretty much for free. Why can it happen then but not now? The city paid for it? The whole city university is expensive now. Bad budgeting. Not prioritizing educn. And I got scholarships. Scholarships are always trabl. They talk about it like it's a new idea. I couldn't get a scholarship. I don't think Amy klobuchar can get through the primaries. Because it has moved so far left. If a Democrat is going to be successful against trump -- Don't we have a moderate. She's struggling. Because the primaries, it seems like, has moved. On the democratic side is much more left. I don't think they have gotten so far left. I think that Republican talking point. I think Republicans wished that the party moved so far left pip think the democratic party is a wide umbrella. And this are people that are freshman in congress that are left. But by and large --

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