WASHINGTON (Dispatches) -- Democratic presidential candidate Senator Bernie Sanders has called the U.S. democracy an "oligarchy where billionaires are buying elections.”
Speaking to a crowd of supporters at his last rally ahead of the state’s primary elections in Las Vegas, Sanders accused billionaires Republican Donald Trump and Democratic Michael Bloomberg of trying to buy the U.S. presidency.
"I do not believe in oligarchy where billionaires are buying elections. In the last couple of weeks Donald Trump has been out there with his billionaire friends, gets 150 thousand dollars a person for the Republican Party. You got Michael Bloomberg worth 60 billion dollars. Bloomberg has every right in the world to run for president; he has no right to buy the presidency.”
Sanders reiterated that Trump is a liar, vowing to his supporters that he would beat him in the upcoming elections.
"We are going to defeat Donald Trump because the American people understand, no matter what their political views may be, that we cannot continue having a pathological liar as president,” he said.
The leading Democratic presidential candidate pointed out that Trump, who was corrupt to the core, has been undermining the democratic values that the American nation stood for.
"We cannot continue to have a corrupt administration, we cannot continue having a president who is undermining American democracy and our constitution.”
Sanders described Trump as "a bully, who can’t even get along with people that he appointed in his administration.”
The senior politician pointed out that the Americans needed a seasoned statesman to replace Trump and fix the corrupt system installed by him.
"We have got to get our priorities right. We need an economy and a government that work for all of us. Not just the one percent. But it is not just a rigged economy. The American people, regardless of their political views, understand that we have a corrupt political system. That’s it. What our campaign tries to be is honest. To take the difficult issues and put them on the table, not hide them. I believe in democracy, which is one person, one vote.”
The Democratic presidential candidate also pointed out that Michael Bloomberg, who is worth 60 billion dollars, "has every right in the world to run for president, he has no right to buy the presidency.”
On Tuesday, Sanders condemned Saudi Arabia’s regime during a town hall meeting, calling the country’s leaders "murderous thugs.”
"For years, we have loved Saudi Arabia - our wonderful ally; the only problem is the people who run that country are murderous thugs,” Sanders said.
The Vermont senator also described Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Muhammad bin Salman as a "billionaire dictator.”
The senator reiterated his stance that the United States should not ignore the needs of Palestinians and blasted the "right-wing racist government that currently exists in Israel.”
He also pointed to the humanitarian crisis in the Gaza Strip.
Sanders made similar remarks during a presidential debate in December, when he called Zionist PM Benjamin Netanyahu a "racist” and said U.S. foreign policy cannot be only pro-Israel, but must be "pro-Palestinian” as well.
Sanders has been a relentless critic of Trump, repeatedly calling him a liar and the "most dangerous president” in U.S. history.