- The Washington Times - Sunday, November 20, 2016

Sen. Bernard Sanders said there will be “no compromise” with President-elect Donald Trump on climate change or issues that smack of bigotry, though he’s ready and willing to work with him on issues that lift up working-class voters who supported President Obama but rejected Hillary Clinton’s candidacy.

The Vermont independent said he will help Mr. Trump rebuild American cities and prevent corporations from sending jobs overseas.

He also urged Mr. Trump to push for a higher minimum wage and greater access to affordable housing.

“If he wants to work with us on those issues, I’ll accept that,” Mr. Sanders told NBC’s “Meet the Press.”

However, he said Mr. Trump and other billionaires will have to start paying their “fair share of taxes.” And he said there will be pushback if Mr. Trump’s revives his more strident antics, labeling his push to make Mr. Obama confirm his birthplace “racist” and “disgraceful.”

Mr. Sanders ran an impressive primary campaign against Mrs. Clinton earlier this year by hammering home some of the same populist messages, particularly on trade, that Mr. Trump rode to the White House.

Pressed on whether Mr. Sanders would have faired better in a head-to-head matchup with Mr. Trump, he refused to rehash history.

“We’ve got to look forwards,” he told NBC.

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