Bernie Sanders says he'll work with Trump on working class issues

Bernie Sanders at a campaign in Colorado on November 5, 2016.
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Bernie Sanders says he's prepared to work with Donald Trump to help the working class, but will "vigorously oppose" other policies promised by the president-elect.

The independent Vermont senator has released a statement noting Trump "tapped into the anger of a declining middle class that is sick and tired of establishment economics, establishment politics and the establishment media."

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He says that if Trump "is serious about pursuing policies that improve the lives of working families in this country, I and other progressives are prepared to work with him."

But Sanders adds that if Trump "pursues racist, sexist, xenophobic and anti-environment policies, we will vigorously oppose him."

Sanders ran against Hillary Clinton for the Democratic presidential nomination, and supported her candidacy after she won that race.

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