Sanders’ campaign says it’s raised $1.1 million since Tuesday

2020 Election

South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg listens as Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., speaks during the first of two Democratic presidential primary debates hosted by CNN Tuesday in Detroit. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

Bernie Sanders’ presidential campaign is reporting $1.1 million in new contributions as well as more than 70,000 new individual donations since Tuesday.

Sanders faced off Tuesday night in Detroit against nine rivals for the Democratic presidential nomination, including Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren.

The campaign reported his fundraising numbers Wednesday afternoon.

The Vermont senator mounted a vocal defense of his “Medicare for All” proposal during the debate, touting the benefits of single-payer health insurance amid criticism from several centrist opponents in the 2020 Democratic primary.

Sanders’ campaign manager, Faiz Shakir, said in a statement that Sanders “left absolutely no doubt that he is the best candidate ready to take this fight to Donald Trump and finally bring the change we need to America.”

Weighing in on the first debate in Detroit, President Donald Trump warned that his 2020 Democratic rivals will lead the country “into an economic sinkhole.”

Trump was uncharacteristically quiet through Tuesday night’s debate but tweeted without evidence Wednesday morning that if he “hadn’t won the 2016 Election” the U.S. “would be in a Great Recession/Depression.”

Trump says the Democratic candidates “will lead us into an economic sinkhole the likes of which we have never seen before.” He adds, “With me, only up!”

Ten Democratic candidates appeared Tuesday, including Sen. Elizabeth Warren, who blamed Trump for racially unequal policies in economics and education.

Ten more Democrats including Joe Biden and Kamala Harris will debate tonight in Detroit.

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