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"You don't drain the swamp by bringing more billionaires into your administration than any [U.S.] president" Sen. Bernia Sanders (I-Vt.) told the crowd in Indianopolis. (Photo: ABC News/Twitter)

Calling Trump an "Embarrassment," Sanders Says Organized Labor Key to Nation's Future

"We're not going to rebuild the shrinking middle class unless we rebuild the trade union movement," declares Sen. Bernie Sanders at Indiana rally

Common Dreams staff

As part of a multi-stop tour through midwest states this week, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) addressed organized workers in Indianapolis, Indiana on Monday and told them that even as President Donald Trump is an "embarrassment" for equivocating on white supremacy and racism, it will take a re-energized labor movement to take the nation back from the billionaire class and powerful corporate interests that now grip the nation's Republican-controlled government.

Speaking at a rally hosted by the Communication Workers of America, Good Jobs Nation, and Our Revolution, Sanders blasted the president as he drove home the need for a galvanized a grassroots movement that would fight on behalf of working class families and cut beyond racial division.

"We're not going to rebuild the shrinking middle class unless we rebuild the trade union movement," declared Sanders.  The Independent senator from Vermont also confirmed that "When Congress reconvenes, I will introduce legislation calling for a Medicare-for-All program."

In addition, Sanders condemned Trump's terrible response to the violence fomented and carried out by white supremacists in Charlottesville, Virginia last week:

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