TEHRAN, Feb 19 - US Senator Bernie Sanders could defeat President Donald Trump in the 2020 elections if he is nominated by the Democratic Party, an American analyst in Virginia says.
TEHRAN, Young Journalists Club (YJC) -Sanders announced Tuesday he is launching his election campaign, challenging the incumbent US president.
"If someone like Sanders were able to get the Democratic Party nomination, I think he would have… a good chance of defeating Trump in the election," said Preston, chief editor of AttacktheSystem.com.
"Trump would have the incumbent’s advantage, but Sanders would have … a certain kind of appeal that certain Democrats wouldn’t have,” Preston told Press TV on Tuesday.
Preston noted that incumbent president usually wins a second term.
"I am not saying that he [Sanders] would defeat Trump, but he would be a competitive candidate," Preston said.
Sanders, an independent who caucuses with Democrats, made an unsuccessful bid for the presidency in 2016, losing out to Hillary Clinton, who in turn was defeated by Trump.
Sanders mounted a fierce challenge to Clinton as he spoke to swelling crowds and garnered passionate support on social media. His 2016 campaign also rejected the use of corporate money and instead relied on small-dollar donations.
His call for universal health care, a $15 minimum wage and free public university education has gained huge strong support among young liberals.
A former mayor of Burlington, Vermont, Sanders won a US House of Representatives seat in 1990, making him the first independent elected to the House in 40 years. In 2006, he won a US Senate seat and in 2018 was voted in for a third six-year term.
Sanders has been a relentless critic of Trump, and has called him “the most dangerous president in modern American history.”
Source: Press T