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    On Wednesday, President Donald Trump was quick to tweet that he wishes “crazy Bernie” well, shortly after US Senator Bernie Sanders announced his plans to enter the 2020 presidential race.

    Despite working on the US senator’s first presidential campaign, Democratic Party Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has refused to endorse Bernie Sanders for the 2020 presidential elections.

    Ocasio-Cortez’s spokesperson Corbin Trent declined to directly comment on Sanders’ drive to run for the presidency, just saying that they are “excited to see so many progressives in the race” but that they are “not thinking at all about the next election”.

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    Twitter users quickly reacted to the news, with some taking Ocasio-Cortez’s side and noting that Sanders is “old with old ideas”.

    Others, however, wrote that all this “might be beneficial to Bernie” who they claimed is “a veteran with decades of experience” and who doesn’t need “backing from a bartender”.

    On Wednesday, US President Donald Trump told reporters at the White House that he thinks Sanders “missed his time” and that “we’ll see how well he does” after the US senator announced his desire to run for the presidency in the 2020 election.

    In a tweet, Trump went further, posting,” Crazy Bernie has just entered the race. I wish him well!”

    Sanders, who finished as runner-up behind Hillary Clinton in the 2016 Democratic primaries, focused on his campaign on income equality and criticism of the US' “millionaires and billionaires".

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