This time, it’s personal. Calling President Donald Trump “the most dangerous president in modern American history,” Bernie Sanders launched his second candidacy for the Democratic presidential nomination Saturday. Losing to Hillary Clinton in 2016, the self-described “democratic socialist” is the godfather of the party’s surging left wing, championing single-payer health care and free university educations. But unlike in 2016, several rivals share those positions.
What’s new? Famously resistant to addressing his personal history, Sanders, 77, announced in the Brooklyn of his upbringing, remembering, “my allowance was 25 cents a week” rather than Trump’s reported $200,000 annual childhood outlays.