WASHINGTON — It’s corruption, “pure and simple.” The government favors “the rich and powerful.” The economy “is rigged to corporations and to the very wealthiest.” It doesn’t work for working people.

As Democratic presidential candidates introduced themselves to a national audience at their first debate, some of the party’s biggest names painted a dire picture of economic and political systems with populist language that at times sounded as if it could have come from President Donald Trump.

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