Sen. Bernie Sanders from Vermont, released a video statement Friday morning acknowledging that Donald Trump would be officially sworn in as the 45th president of the United States of America. Sen. Bernie Sanders has been one of Trump's biggest opponents. Sanders has been very outspoken when it comes to Donald Trump's policies and his outrageous statements he has made in the past.

Sen. Sanders video on Trump inauguration

In the video below Sen. Sanders makes it very clear that we the American people, can't give up the fight now that Trump has been sworn in today.

The populist hero Bernie says in the video, " Today is going to be a tough day for millions of Americans. But our response has got to be not to throw up our hands in despair, not to give up, but in fact to fight back as effectively and as vigorously as we can." Bernie stated that he wants us to keep fighting for the type of government that represents all of Americans, not just the 1%. he continued that "We're going to go forward in the fight for economic,social, environmental, and racial justice. That's who we are. That's what we're going to do. We are not giving up!"

Sanders praises Obama family

Sanders also praised the Obama family for the "dignity, grace, and civility" that was shown during the former President's tenure as president for the last eight years.

Sanders joined many politicians as he stood watching on as President Trump was sworn in. Hillary Clinton who beat Bernie Sanders for the democratic nomination was also in attendance for president Donald Trump's Inauguration. Donald Trump even gave The Clinton's a standing ovation and added how "great of a people they were." Hillary Clinton said in a tweet that she went to the Inauguration to "honor the nation's democracy and it's enduring values." During the presidential campaign Clinton and Sanders both went after Trump harshly for his controversial statements and policies he proposed that were based on bigotry and ignorance, such as his proposals to ban Muslims from entering the country and deporting millions of undocumented families.

Sanders sees opportunities to work with Trump

Sen. Bernie Sanders has said recently that he sees opportunities to work with President Trump when it comes to job creation and rebuilding the crumbling infrastructure. Sen. Sanders previously mentioned that if President Trump was serious about opposing trade deals that hurt the everyday American that he will give Trump his full support.

Sanders has also been very vocal about Trump tackling serious issues such as climate change which President Trump has said in the past is a hoax. Thousands of protesters voiced their own concerns on Friday in Washington and more are planned for Saturday. For the most part the protests remained peaceful except for a few isolated incidents.