Sanders: I Won’t Seek 2020 Advice from Hillary -- We Have ‘Fundamental Differences’

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"I suspect not", Sanders quickly answered.

On Friday's The View, Democratic presidential candidate Sen. "I know where I came from", he said.

"Coming from a lower middle class family, I will never forget about how money, or really lack of money, was always a point of stress in our family". Hours before his speech in Brooklyn College's East Quad, a line of supporters snaked down the snowy streets.

Sanders is already striking a different chord as he seeks the Democratic nomination a second time.

That personal story took center stage on Saturday before Sanders made his first appearance.

A reggae band played before Sanders spoke, and he was introduced by a number of supporters including Nina Turner, the former OH state senator who is a co-chair of Sanders' campaign this year, and Shaun King, the writer and civil rights activist.

Bernie Sanders has kicked off his U.S. presidential campaign near the rent-controlled apartment where he grew up in Brooklyn to forcefully make the case that he is nothing like fellow New Yorker Donald Trump, proclaiming himself the Democratic candidate best prepared to beat the incumbent in 2020.

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But the new approach for Sanders, the son of a Jewish immigrant from Poland, was a recognition of the need to find a way to stand out in a crowded and diverse field of 2020 Democratic contenders, including five of his fellow senators.

"My experience as a child, living in a family that struggled economically, powerfully influenced my life and my values. And that is something that I will never forget". "Unlike Donald Trump, who shut down the government and left 800,000 federal employees without income to pay the bills, I know what it's like to be in a family that lives paycheck to paycheck". If I am not and somebody else is, I will support that candidate, because that's most important-that Trump be defeated. He regularly describes the President as a "racist and xenophobe", and once again in Brooklyn warned against allowing "Trump and his friends to divide us up". "He came to the USA to escape the crushing poverty that existed in his community, and to escape widespread anti-Semitism".

"I did not have a father who gave me millions of dollars to build luxury skyscrapers, casinos and country clubs", said Senator Sanders, who has lived in Vermont for decades.

On Sunday morning, he will make a quick stop in Selma, Alabama, for events commemorating the 1965 "Bloody Sunday" civil rights march.

He warned the private health insurance industry that its days were numbered.

"I did not come from a family of privilege that prepared me to entertain people on television by telling workers, "you're fired", Senator Sanders said.

Over the next few weeks, his campaign said, Sanders will travel to states with early nominating contests, including Iowa, New Hampshire, South Carolina and Nevada before returning to his hometown of Burlington, Vermont, for a formal campaign launch.

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