Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., speaks at a campaign rally in New York on Sept. 25, 2020.
(Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images) NEW YORK (AP) – Vermont Sen. Sanders will take a shot at presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump on Tuesday by making a pair of new shirts and a pair at his campaign headquarters.
He announced the shirts on his Twitter account and announced that he will have a pair featuring a man who holds a Confederate flag as well as a man in the background wearing a shirt with a message that reads “You will not replace me.”
“This is the first time in a long time that I will be running a campaign in this country that will stand up to a major party,” Sanders said in a statement.
“It is not acceptable that the Republican Party has chosen to use this moment to attack my campaign and to try to silence my voice.”
The campaign is releasing the shirts ahead of a rally in Brooklyn later this month where Sanders will make a similar statement.
He’s scheduled to appear on the “Tonight Show with Jay Leno” to discuss the campaign.
Sanders and his allies are making a big play for votes in New Jersey, which holds its primary on Tuesday.
Sanders leads the field there with 34 percent of the vote.
His campaign says it has raised $4 million.
The New York-based Sanders campaign says its goal is to raise $2 million in New Hampshire, the most recent poll available.
It has not released the number of individual donors that it is hoping to raise.
The former secretary of state, who served as a senator from Vermont from 2009 to 2016, has become a lightning rod for Republicans as they try to unseat him from the White House.
He has drawn criticism from Trump and others in the GOP, including the head of the Republican National Committee, who tweeted that he would “consider withdrawing” from the race if the party continues to nominate him.