After President Trump's speech to Congress on February 28, Senator Bernie Sanders went on an epic 14-minute rant via Facebook in which he highlighted every crucial topic or point Trump omitted from his address.
Before I respond to President Trump's speech and what he said tonight, I wanted to say a few words about what he didn't say, because when you analyze the speech sometimes what is more important is what somebody does not say as opposed to what they actually say.
The Vermont senator then went on to highlight 12 topics the president did not discuss, or that Trump did not offer a full or clear plan on, including: Social Security and Medicare, income and wealth inequality, campaign finance, voter suppression, climate change, criminal justice, higher education, "Drain the Swamp," the Glass-Steagall Act, clean water rules, military spending and prescription drug costs.
In a separate post on Facebook, Sanders also decried Trump on the issue of immigration and his continuous attempt to demonize undocumented immigrants.
He is stirring up fear and hatred against immigrants and trying to divide our nation. That is his political strategy and we must not allow him to get away with it.
People applauded and thanked Sanders for his response to Trump's speech.
It's also pretty clear a lot of people are hoping Sanders will run for president again.
Many applauded Trump's speech, as he was uncharacteristically calm and his tone was quite different than people are used to.
Some felt this was the first time Trump was "presidential."
But, we've set the bar very low if Trump reading from a teleprompter and not shouting "FAKE NEWS" or making an offensive comment is what qualifies as presidential behavior.
Not to mention, his speech was riddled with inaccuracies.
This is precisely why Sanders immediately held Trump accountable for what he said, and perhaps more importantly, what he didn't say.