Ilhan Omar endorses Bernie Sanders, says ‘he is the best candidate to take on Donald Trump’

“Bernie Sanders is not fighting to win just one presidential election, he is fighting for the soul of our democracy,” said Rep. Ilhan Omar in her endorsement of Sen. Bernie Sanders for president. She addressed her followers in a passionate video shared on twitter, that has been watched more than 1 million times so far.

Bernie is leading a working class movement to defeat Donald Trump that transcends generation, ethnicity, and geography. I know this from experience — I’ve worked with him up close on bold progressive reforms. I’ve seen the values that motivate his fight for progress.

Bernie Sanders knows that in one of the richest countries in the world, no student should go without a hot meal. This week, we introduced a universal school lunch bill to make sure every student who wants a hot meal can get one year-round.

Bernie is also well aware that America doesn’t suffer from scarcity — we suffer from greed. Together we brought forward legislation to cancel all $1.6 trillion of student debt and pay for it with a small tax on Wall Street speculation.

Bernie supports guaranteeing healthcare for all, creating a humane immigration system that doesn’t treat immigrants like criminals, and ending forever wars. He is fighting for the America we deserve — one that collectively works toward a brighter future for every one of us.

For all these reasons and more, I have no doubt that Bernie Sanders is the best candidate to take on Donald Trump in 2020. Let’s get him elected!