The Vermont senator, weighing another presidential bid, is trying to calm unease about reports of sexism and discrimination in his 2016 campaign.
For the second time in eight days the Vermont senator addressed complaints from former staff members that women in his campaign were mistreated, calling it “unacceptable.’’
With populism making a strong comeback on the left, candidates like Elizabeth Warren are decrying billionaires who might self-finance campaigns, like Michael R. Bloomberg.
Several likely Democratic candidates in the 2020 presidential race were among those on the left who reacted swiftly and sharply to President Trump’s prime-time address about a border wall.
President Trump, stymied in talks over his border wall, will try to break Democratic intransigence with a national address on Tuesday and a trip to the border.
The high-level officials were positioned to receive a raise of about $10,000 a year — which was to go into effect on Saturday — as 800,000 federal employees were entering their third week without pay.
Complaints of sexual harassment and pay disparity by former campaign staffers, which have gone unaddressed by the Vermont senator, could hinder a second presidential run.
Democrats are in a moment of transition, grappling with what they stand for and what their voters expect. Hardly any of their likely candidates for 2020 qualify as an instant front-runner.
Cory Booker and Kirsten Gillibrand are two other Democratic senators who are also finalizing the outlines of presidential bids that may start within weeks.
Mr. Sanders has not yet told advisers he intends to pursue another White House bid. But if he does, he will encounter a vastly different landscape than that of 2016.
The president frequently attacked the news media in general and lobbed insults at individual reporters. But he also sat for dozens of interviews.
Last week the company was praised for increasing what it paid its warehouse workers. Now the company is explaining what that means for bonuses and stock grants.