Chuck Schumer, of NY said, "We're ready to stand shoulder-to-shoulder with Republicans working with soon-to-be President Trump on issues where we agree".
Sanders also called upon Trump to rescind the appointment of Breitbart News executive chairman Steve Bannon as chief strategist and senior counsel from his team and called the appointment "totally unacceptable". Bernie Sanders, I-Vt. speaks to reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington.
"Something is fundamentally wrong and what I'm trying to do right now is bring about structural changes in the Democratic Party so that it becomes a grassroots party", he said.
"What it would say is the Democratic Party can not continue to be run by what I call a 'liberal elite.' Good meaning people".
He listed the promises to invest a trillion dollars in infrastructure, to raise the minimum wage to $10 an hour and six weeks of paid maternity leave among other things that he plans to hold Mr. Trump accountable to.
Even though the Democratic party was defeated by the GOP in the 2016 race for the Oval Office - Republicans also won the Senate and House majorities - Sanders feels confident in saying that most Americans do not agree with some of Trump's controversial views.
Sanders, an independent who votes with Democrats, will take the top role for the minority on the budget committee.
Sen. Bernie Sanders, who narrowly lost a tough fought primary campaign against Hillary Clinton, appeared on "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert" to discuss that concern, as well as to lay out the path going forward, because you know Sanders isn't about to quit.
But perhaps even more important is that Sanders, like Trump, is a populist, and even after nearly thirty years in Washington, he is still perceived as an outsider. "Or you do you finally have to say we are going to take on the oligarchy?"
"If Mr. Trump has the guts to stand up to those corporations", Sanders told reporters on November 17, "he will have an ally with me".
Joining the leadership team are Sen.
Trump regularly attacked Clinton on the campaign trail for the Federal Bureau of Investigation probe into her email use, vowing during the second presidential debate that he would instruct his attorney general to investigate her over it.
"Do I think our campaign, in a sense, made Hillary Clinton a better candidate?" "And I would hope very much that he recognizes that that point of view that he has is way out of touch with what the scientific community believes".