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Sanders: Trump 'lies every day about every imaginable thing'

US Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) (L) talks with Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) during a rally with fellow Democrats before voting on H.R. 1, or the People Act, on the East Steps of the US Capitol on March 08, 2019 in Washington, DC. (AFP photo)
Lines form at the San Diego, California, Voter Registrar's Office, as people wait to register to vote on November 6, 2018. (AFP photo)

Senator Bernie Sanders has once again launched into a tirade against US President Donald Trump amid the country’s midterm congressional elections, calling the American head of state a person who “lies every day about every imaginable thing.”

In an interview with CNN on Tuesday, the Vermont senator lashed out at Trump's credibility and said the US midterm elections would be a referendum on whether Americans were comfortable with a president who is a "pathological liar," and lies about every possible thing.

"What this election is really about is whether we feel comfortable about having a president who is a pathological liar, who lies every day about every imaginable thing," Sanders told CNN.

US Senator Bernie Sanders gives a speech at a campaign event on November 4, 2018 in Burlington, Vermont. (Photo by AFP)

"And whether we as Americans are comfortable having a president who tries to divide us up, divide us up based on the color of our skin or the country we came from or our sexual orientation or our religion," he added. "And ultimately, I don't think the American people want us to move in that direction."

Sanders, who ran for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2016, is a regular critic of Trump and is deemed as a top potential candidate in 2020.

Sanders’s comments come as US midterm congressional elections, which take place at the halfway point of the presidential term, are underway, with Americans electing lawmakers for all 435 seats in the House of Representative and 35 seats of the 100 seats in the Senate.

In addition, 39 state and territorial governorship as well as numerous other state and local elections will also be contested.

This year’s elections have turned into an all-out war that has already raised the alarms about the beginning of a dark chapter in the history of US politics.

Democrats are headed to the November 6 election hoping that the president’s "extreme" policies on immigration, tax and healthcare can help them make a case against the Republican Party.

On the other hand, the majority of Republicans believe the president is hitting the right chords on issues such as employment and immigration control, subsequently improving their standing. A smaller group of Republicans, however, think Trump's policies have been divisive and that they should distance themselves from the president if they want to win.

Trump has acknowledged that members of his Republican Party could lose their majority in the House of Representatives. He said Democrats may win by a narrow margin, and expressed more optimism about Republicans retaining control of the Senate.

According to opinion polls and nonpartisan forecasters, Democrats are generally favored to win the 23 seats they need to wrest the majority from Republicans in the US House of Representatives for the first time since 2010.

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