"We have begun a political revolution to transform America and that revolution - our revolution - continues," said Sanders, to prolonged, thunderous applause.
"Trump is a bully and a demagogue," Sanders said; "Trump has made bigotry and hatred the cornerstone of his campaign."
Some said he was appealing to the worst instincts of white workers who have legitimate grievances and reasons to be dissatisfied with the government.
"If the governor of Minnesota can ask the President to do something, we sure as hell can."
"Winning in a landslide" is needed now more than ever; don't count out the American people in seeing with new eyes, and what's at stake in November.
"Many parts of the city are still reeling from the loss of hundreds of thousands of factory jobs."
It was a speech that delivered an eloquent and profound truth about the stakes of the presidential outcome.
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