Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders blasted Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump before huge crowds across New York City.
Sanders support, Rep Tulsi Gabbard, D-Hawaii, described the rally in Brooklyn’s Prospect Park. “There were 28,300 people who came out to Brooklyn yesterday, not for a rock concert, but because they care about the future of this country,” she told CNN’s Chris Cuomo, “and they care about taking action to make things better, to be able to put some of these strong changes forward.”
Sanders, who grew up in Flatbush, Brooklyn, worked hard to distinguish himself from his main opponents who also claim New York as home, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.
“We do not represent the interests of Wall Street or the billionaire class or corporate America. We don’t want their money. We’re going to do it a different way,” Sanders told the crowd.
Sanders was buoyed by the turn out, which followed a similar large event at Washington Park where police estimated over 15,000 people came out in support of the Senator.
Sanders is undeterred by polls that indicate Clinton enjoys a double digit lead only a few days before the New York primary vote. He reminds skeptics that he came from 25 points down to snatch a victory away from Clinton on March 8 in Michigan.
“Those are the public polls. The bottom line is, let’s look at the real poll tomorrow,” he said.
“The main point is, I think, we have a message that’s resonating all over this country,” Sanders said. “We have enthusiasm. We have energy. People understand it’s too late for establishment politics and economics. They want real change in the country. They want leadership to stand up to the billionaire class. That’s what we are providing.”
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h/t CNN, Politico