Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont took to Facebook Live on Tuesday evening to attack President Trump following his first address to Congress. Seen by many as the leader of the Democratic opposition to the Trump White House, Senator Sanders heavily criticized Trump and his administration of “more millionaires and billionaires" than any other administration in United States history in a 14-minute response to the President's address.

Sanders v. Trump

In his response to President Trump's address on Facebook Live, Senator Sanders blasted the Trump administration, accurately stating that "His Chief Economic Adviser Gary Cohn is the former president of Goldman Sachs – one of the major financial institutions that paid billions of dollars in fines for their illegal activity.” Sanders went on the offense, criticizing Trump for failing to address a variety of issues such as climate change, student loan debt, and the re-institution of the Glass-Steagall Act (a feature of the 2016 Republican platform, as well as the Trump campaign) that was repealed by former President Bill Clinton in 1999.

Lastly, the self-proclaimed Democratic Socialist and 2016 runner-up for the Democratic nomination accused President Trump of working with Republican governors to make it harder for low income people of color to vote.

Will President Trump 'drain the swamp' in DC?

Senator Sanders shared the popular and mainstream consensus that Mr. Trump's address on Tuesday evening was one of his better moments as President, as it focused on a message of national unity, but added that "it doesn’t sound so good if you dig just a little beneath the surface.” President Trump couldn't have hoped to please both Republicans and Democrats on Tuesday evening, but whether or not he intends to fulfill his campaign promise to "drain the swamp" of corruption in Washington remains to be seen. There is little to no doubt that Senator Sanders will continue to keep the pressure on the White House from his seat in the Senate moving forward.