Bernie Sanders has said he will run for president again in the 2020 election.
Sanders, who lost his bid for the Democrat’s presidential nomination in the 2016 White House race.
The Vermont Senator said he is running to oppose President Donald Trump who he described as an "embarrassment to our country".
"I think he is a pathological liar… I also think he is a racist, a sexist, a homophobe, a xenophobe, somebody who is gaining cheap political points by trying to pick on minorities, often undocumented immigrants," he added in an interview announcing his candidacy.
In 2016 Mr Sanders was the underdog surprised the US Political establishment.
Early on the the Socialist won several key primaries against former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton including the key race of New Hampshire.
He confounded critics by staying in the race until the end drawing thousands of supporters to rallies.
Sanders said his campaign hopes to enlist one million people in a "grassroots movement of people prepared to stand up and fight."
"We began the political revolution in the 2016 campaign, and now it’s time to move that revolution forward," he said.
He made the announcement in an interview with Vermont Public Radio.
"I wanted to let the people of the state of Vermont know about this first," Sanders told VPR’s.
"And what I promise to do is, as I go around the country, is to take the values that all of us in Vermont are proud of — a belief in justice, in community, in grassroots politics, in town meetings — that’s what I’m going to carry all over this country."
This time around, Sanders has been among the leaders in opinion polls of prospective 2020 candidates, but he faces a field more heavily populated with other liberal progressives touting many of the same ideas he brought into the party mainstream. That could make it harder to generate the same level of fervent support as four years ago.
Sanders, who is 77, is likely to face questions about his age and relevance in a party that is increasingly advancing more diverse and fresh voices, including those of women and minorities – groups he struggled to win over in 2016.
The primaries and caucuses that determine the party’s nominee begin in February 2020 in Iowa, and the Democratic winner is likely to face President Donald Trump in the general election in November.
The Democratic field so far includes more than a dozen candidates who have either formally declared or expressed serious interest.
These include five of Sanders’ colleagues in the U.S. Senate — Cory Booker, Kirsten Gillibrand, Kamala Harris, Amy Klobuchar and Elizabeth Warren.
A former mayor of Burlington, Vermont, Sanders won a U.S. House of Representatives seat in 1990, making him the first independent elected to the House in 40 years.
In 2006, he won a U.S. Senate seat and in 2018 was voted in for a third six-year term.
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