Bernie Sanders called Trump’s State of the Union address ‘racist’ and said he’s trying to ‘divide us up’

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Sen. Bernie Sanders delivered a response to President Donald Trump’s State of the Union address on Tuesday night, focusing heavily on the president’s claims about the strength of the US economy.
Sanders also said Trump’s rhetoric on undocumented immigration and was “racist” and “factually inaccurate.”
“He is trying to divide us up,” Sanders said of Trump. “He is trying to have one group turn against another group, and that is certainly not what this country is supposed to be about.”
Sanders faced criticism for offering a rebuttal on top of the official Democratic response from Stacey Abrams. 
The independent senator from Vermont is considering running for president again in 2020. 
Follow along with all of INSIDER’s coverage of the State of the Union here.

Sen. Bernie Sanders on Tuesday night offered a blistering rebuttal to President Donald Trump’s State of the Union address, focusing more on what the president didn’t mention as opposed to what he did touch on. 

Sanders zeroed-in heavily on Trump’s claims about the economy in his response. The Vermont senator noted that Trump was correct in contending the economy is doing well, but he argued it’s only benefiting a small number of wealthy people.See the rest of the story at Business Insider

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