U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders kicked off his second presidential campaign at an official rally in Brooklyn last weekend.
Sanders discussed defeating President Trump whom he described as one of the most dangerous presidents in U.S. history.
Meeting with supporters at Brooklyn College, Sanders recounted his experiences growing up in a small three-bedroom flat in Brooklyn as a child, and the impact that growing up in poverty has had on his career and life.
The Sanders campaign has already raised a record number of donations from supporters across the country, topping other Democratic front runners like Kamala Harris and Elizabeth Warren.
Senator Sanders touched on many issues that have come to define the 2020 election, including the Trump administration as well as immigration
“I learned a great deal about immigration as a child because my father came from Poland at the age of 17, without a nickel in his pocket. Without knowing one word of English,” Sanders said when explaining his family’s history with immigration.
Sanders campaign in 2020 has also become far more prominent than his last run.
Emerging as a favorite amongst young millennial voters, the Sanders campaign seeks to organize itself around a more open, cooperative vision.
The event in Brooklyn brought in thousands of supporters, and the campaign later traveled to Chicago for a rally at the cities Navy Pier.