Showing a bit of vinegar where elsewhere we had only seen honey, Senator Bernie Sanders did not let his progressive followers down as he offered a reluctant peace treaty to President-Elect Donald Trump.

Sanders issued his official statement on Wednesday evening, though earlier in the day, Sanders campaign’s official statement was: “We have nothing polite to say right now.”

While Sanders statement was mostly polite, he did not shy away from the controversial nature of Trump’s candidacy. The Senator said that on the few issues they agree upon, he plans to work with him. But when it comes to the discriminatory and damaging policy and language Trump has used, Sanders and progressives nationwide will not be playing nice.


After having placid statements of defeat from Hillary Clinton and a peace-making statement from President Obama, it was a major relief to see that Senator Bernie Sanders is truly not planning to bend over and let Trump trample the rest of America.

We will vigorously oppose him indeed.

Sydney Robinson is a political writer for the Ring of Fire Network. She has also appeared in political news videos for Ring of Fire. Sydney has a degree in English Literature from the University of West Florida, and has an active interest in politics, social justice, and environmental issues. She would love to hear from you on Twitter @SydneyMkay or via email at