Bernie Sanders takes on Trump with opening statement at Democratic debate 1 year ago

Bernie Sanders takes on Trump with opening statement at Democratic debate

No punches pulled here.

On Tuesday night, the first 10 Democratic contenders for the presidency of the United States took to the stage in Detroit for the start of the second official round of debates.

Bernie Sanders was among the 10 contenders, and during his opening statement, he took aim at President Donald Trump with some very strong words.

He said: "We have got to take on Trump's racism, his sexism, xenophobia, and come together in an unprecedented grassroots movement to not only defeat Trump but to transform our economy and our government."

Meanwhile, candidate Elizabeth Warren used her opening statement to attack the rise of white supremacy in America, saying: "We need to call out white supremacy for what it is: domestic terrorism. And it poses a threat to the United States of America."

Sanders then took to Twitter after the debate to say that he is not only running to defeat "the most dangerous president in our history" but that he's also running to transform the country, and to stand with the working class.

Meanwhile, Trump himself was busy claiming to be the "least racist" man in the world, following a number of controversial tweets that have led to a serious backlash.

He was also tweeting stuff like this: