“We’re not going back!” AOC gathers the New Hampshire crowd from Bernie Sanders and says Donald Trump is only able to challenge the Vermont senator
- Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was the warm-up act for senator Bernie Sanders during his raw early evening rally in New Hampshire in Durham with the Strokes
- She said that President Trump held a rally in Manchester for an hour to challenge Sanders exclusively
- She also used Trump’s quote that “team members” should go back to where they came from, and told Sander’s “crowd” that we are not going back! ”
Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez told an excited crowd of supporters of Bernie Sanders at the University of New Hampshire that “we are not going back” – a reference to an insult President Trump made about her fellow squadron members.
“There are two paths that we can take – one is a nomination that makes us back to normal, but business as usual didn’t work for working people,” she said Monday night, the eve of the New Hampshire primary. “Or we can choose to move forward.”
“And if someone is told to go back, I’m going to tell you that we’re moving forward,” the New York Congresswoman said, shouting a hockey court full of people with Bernie Sanders posters.
AOC was Sanders’ warm-up again at a political meeting, which at the same time held President Trump against supporters for an hour in Manchester.
Ocasio-Cortez brought that up, bragging that the only reason Trump was in the state was because he was afraid of the large crowd of Sanders.
“Because we know in every poll that Bernie beats Trump,” she said.
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (left) has warmed a crowd from New Hampshire on Monday evening for Senator Bernie Sanders (right), the presidential choice of the New York Democrat
Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez told Sanders supporters that we will not return to his meeting on Monday evening
Senator Bernie Sanders boasted that there were three times as many people at his location than what another democrat got
When Ocasio-Cortez handed the stage over to Sanders, as Trump does during his own rallies, the senator and 2020 hopefully took a minute to enjoy his crowd.
“In case you haven’t noticed, there are many people here tonight,” Sanders said.
The Whiitemore Center at the University of New Hampshire can accommodate 7,000 people.
While the Sanders event occupied almost every seat, there was empty space on the floor of the ice rink.
The band, The Strokes, played the rally.
Sanders also boasted that there were “three times more people” at his event than one of his Democratic competitors.
“This turnout tells me why we’re going to win here in New Hampshire. Why we are going to win the Democratic nomination and why we are going to beat Donald Trump, the most dangerous president in America’s history, “Sanders said to the acclaim.
The Vermont senator made a similar claim in Iowa, as his campaign events counted in thousands the weekend before last Monday’s caucuses.
Sanders did well in the state of Hawkeye, but was – barely – measured by delegates by former South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg.
Monday’s rally came to the end of a good news day for Sanders.
For the first time ever he crowned former vice president Joe Biden in a national poll.
A Quinnipiac survey found that 25 percent of democratic voters and independents who support democrats support Sanders.
Biden had fallen to 17 percent support.
The last five state surveys from New Hampshire also showed Sanders in the lead.
On Friday, a poll at Boston Globe / Suffolk University in New Hampshire had former South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg one point for Sanders, indicating that the young mayor had gained momentum after Iowa.
There, Buttigieg won by traditional metrics – the percentage of delegates earned – while Sanders won the popular vote.
Sanders is expected to perform well in New Hampshire on Tuesday, because they are a neighbor and because of the past.
Sanders defeated the final 2016 Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton in New Hampshire with around 22 points four years ago.
After New Hampshire Sanders will make a university trip through California, he also announces a Valentine’s Day visit to North Carolina. Both states vote for ‘Super Tuesday’ on 3 March.