The independent from Vermont made the announcement about 2020 Tuesday morning in an interview with a public radio station in his state.
“We began the political revolution in the 2016 campaign, and now it’s time to move that revolution forward,” Sanders said.
Sanders also sent a campaign email announcing his that he will once again seek the Democratic nomination, jumping into an already crowded field of nearly a dozen candidates, with many more expected to join.
“I’m running for president because, now more than ever, we need leadership that brings us together – not divides us up,” he wrote in an email that went out to supporters. “Women and men, black, white, Latino, Native American, Asian American, gay and straight, young and old, native born and immigrant. Now is the time for us to stand together.”
In his announcement, Sanders called out President Donald Trump as “the most dangerous president in modern American history,” as well as a “pathological liar, a fraud, a racist, a sexist, a xenophobe and someone who is undermining American democracy as he leads us in an authoritarian direction.”