"I look at this election not as a victory for Mr. Trump, who wins the election as the most unpopular candidate in perhaps the history of our country, but as a loss for the Democratic Party." -Senator Bernie Sanders, speaking to a sold-out crowd in San Rafael, CA.
"The reality is that this country both politically and economically is moving toward an oligarchic form of society where a small number of very wealthy and powerful people control our economy and our political life," Sanders said.
"So what we have to do," Sanders said, "is create a strong grassroots movement where we bring people together to fight not only for social justice, not only for environmental justice, but for economic justice as well. But here is where it becomes difficult.
"It is very easy for many Americans to say, I hate racism, I hate homophobia, I hate sexism," Sanders said, "but it is a little bit harder for people in the middle or upper middle class to say, maybe we do have to deal with the greed of Wall Street.
"One of the things I'm trying to do," Sanders said, "is to figure out a way to radically transform the Democratic Party from a party led by a liberal elite to a party led by working people and young people and people who really want to transform society."
Bernie Sanders in San Rafael: Democratic elite to blame for Trump victory
[Richard Halstead/Marin Independent Journal]