Presidential candidate Senator Bernie Sanders called up The Breakfast Club to discuss his plans for the United States of America.
Senator Sanders is confident that the only way we change America is when millions of people stand up. He went on to say, "I think we need a political revolution where people get involved in a way we have not seen in many years and stand up and fight back."
"It makes no sense that billionaires get all the huge tax breaks. How do you plan to give money to the people who need it?" Charlamagne asked.
"We're going to target money to the people who need it most, we're gonna raise the minimum wage to 15 bucks an hour, we're going to do pay equity for women workers...we're going to rebuild our crumbling infrastructure," said Sanders.
"Does Donald Trump scare you? At first it seemed like a joke, but it doesn't seem funny anymore," DJ Envy asked.
"You're right, at first it seemed like a joke," Sanders says. "We have serious problems in this country that need serious solutions - and what he is doing is tapping the worst instincts in people, and we have to stand up to him and fight back."
Moving on to another issue effecting our community, Charlamagne mentions how Hilary Clinton enforced the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act in 1994 ("which put a lot of black people in jail," he notes). Bernie Sanders also owns up voting for some of those same actions, but elaborates on how he's denouncing them. He says he was in support of the bill to help ban assault weapons and violence against women.
"We have more people in jail today than any other country on earth - largely African American, largely Latino - the criminal justice system is broken," he says.
Angela Yee brought up police brutality, and ways that we can all personally change the trend in our community.
"If police officers break the law, and we have seen that time and time again, they have got to be held accountable," he says. "We've got to demilitarize these police departments [...] we have to make police departments look like the diversity of the communities they serve."
"We gotta get marijuana out of the Federal Controlled Substances Act - African Americans are more times more likely to be arrested for possession of marijuana than whites...despite the fact that both communities smoke marijuana at the same level."
Watch Senator Sanders elaborate on reducing student debt, his competitors Hilary Clinton and Donald Trump, health care, the War in Iraq, imposing a tax on Wall Street, whether he's "too old" to be a President (Charlamagne had that question!), endorsing Jesse Jackson in 1988, and more.