Sanders will be joined by Keith Ellison, deputy chairman of the Democratic National Committee, for the DNC's "Come Together and Fight Back Tour", which is visiting red and purple states while stirring up opposition to the president's agenda.
But an unexpected moment occurred at the Portland, Maine rally when Senator Sanders' spirited speech inspired a bit of extra spirited commentary from the engaged audience. During the presidential primary, Sanders and his team were often pitted against the party apparatus. In November, Trump won 118 of Kentucky's 120 counties, including Elliott County, which had never voted for a Republican presidential candidate in its 147-year history.
"Our vision for the future of this country is a very different vision than yours", Sanders said, as he called for living wages, protecting Planned Parenthood and fighting income inequality.
And offered a solution, saying that it is the crowd's job to bring "millions of people into the political process". A good place to start may be with Sanders' positions, which in 2016 were occasionally criticized by conservatives and centrists for pulling the Democratic Party "dangerously far left". The partnership is not without some irony.
But now, a year after that bitter primary, Sanders and his team are now working closely with the newly-elected party chair, allowing him and other local Democrats to appear before crowds that only he can draw - and deciding on the look and feel of events around the country.
Some are direct products of the Sanders campaign, such as Khalid Kamau, who was elected to the South Fulton, Georgia, City Council on Tuesday. Yet even before the unity tour kicked off, Sanders and Perez were butting heads over another lost election.
He's also backed Kimberly Ellis, a 43-year-old California activist who has led a Democratic women's advocacy group and is campaigning for California Democratic Party chairwoman. They won by single digits. Bernie Sanders said Sunday in explaining why he was one of the few senators to oppose the recent United States missile strike on Syria. Last week in The New York Times Magazine, Rick Perlstein, a left-wing academic who bills himself as an historian of conservatism, confessed that Trump's election revealed that his own account of conservatism is incomplete, if not flat-out wrong. She's increasingly become involved with politics since Trump's inauguration and worries that gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people will suffer under his administration. "You can't just be a West Coast party and an East Coast party". They also understand that our economy works best when it works for everyone and not just for a few at the top.
"No, I'm an Independent", Sanders responded.
The irony is that those who lionize Sanders still don't seem all that concerned about the things he cares about.
Those interested in attending the free event at noon Thursday will need to go online to the my.democrats.org/page/s/come-together-and-fight-back-tour-tx website.
Sanders is right on that count.
Rep. Tim Ryan, a Democrat from eastern OH, said the party needs to more aggressively organize its target audience working- and middle-class voters who turned to Trump and recruit from among them.
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French Socialist candidate holding Paris rally
Until now, Le Pen had struggled to get the campaign to focus on her party's trademark tough security and immigration stance. The months-long French campaign seemed to grow ever weirder and more uncertain as polling day approached.