Why Sanders thinks he can win Trump’s supporters

by REBECCA KAPLAN FACE THE NATION  |  published on December 28, 2015

Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vermont, faulted Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump for converting voters’ legitimate concerns into hatred and said he can win over some of those voters with his message about improving the economy.

“Many of Trump’s supporters are working-class people and they’re angry, and they’re angry because they’re working longer hours for lower wages, they’re angry because their jobs have left this country and gone to China or other low-wage countries, they’re angry because they can’t afford to send their kids to college so they can’t retire with dignity,” Sanders said Sunday on CBS’ “Face the Nation.”

“What Trump has done with some success is taken that anger, taken those fears which are legitimate and converted them into anger against Mexicans, anger against Muslims, and in my view that is not the way we’re going to address the major problems facing our country,” he said.

He suggested there was a certain irony about the fact that Trump does not want to raise the minimum wage, and is looking at ways to give millions in tax breaks to the wealthiest people in the country.

  • rocco

    After this statement I realize he took way too much acid at Woodstock .. Lol

  • Bullfrogman

    The math is not there Bernie

  • RobertFallin

    Sanders is right. I plan to vote for Sanders in the Democratic primary, while helping the Trump campaign in the GOP. Why? Because Sanders supports breaking up the big banks. This is something that is ABSOLUTELY necessary to restore our republic. Switzerland is already setting up a plebiscite to eliminate fractional reserve banking…and, unless Trump tones down the “anti-Muslim” and pro- national security state (Patriot Act, NDAA) rhetoric and identifies the REAL enemy; i.e., the big banks, Israel, Saudia Arabia, Turkey and, by extension, the United States government.

  • used_to_be_a_liberal

    Talk about a nutty old man. Don’t you get it Bernie? We don’t want any more of anything that a socialist, commie, Marxist, fascist, or whatever has to offer, and that includes you, and the Hilda-Beast.

  • Dave In Arizona

    Holy Crap! Bernie “Robin Hood” Sanders is truly delusional.

  • KDC

    Never in a million!

  • VirgoVince

    DELUSIONAL, libturd!

  • skipsart

    Bernie….In your dreams !

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