Bernie Sanders, referring to Hillary Clinton, said that in the 2016 election, “I don’t want to see the American people voting for the lesser of two evils.”
Appearing on ABC’s “This Week” with George Stephanopoulos on Sunday, Sanders said, “I want the American people to be voting for a vision of economic justice, of social justice, of environmental justice, of racial justice. That is the campaign we are running and that’s why we are getting the support we are.”
“I think the reason that we are going to do well in the remaining states and the case we make to the superdelegates is the Democratic Party has got to open up its doors in a way it hasn’t to working people, to young people, to low-income people who are sick and tired of establishment politics and establishment economics,” Sanders said.
“We need a campaign, an election, coming up which does not have two candidates who are really very, very strongly disliked,” Sanders said. “I don’t want to see the American people voting for the lesser of two evils.”
“Is that how you would describe Hillary Clinton against Donald Trump? The lesser of two evils,” Stephanopoulos asked.
Sanders attempted to backpedal from the comparison, saying, “Well, if you look– No, I wouldn’t describe it, but that’s what the American people are saying. If you look at the favorability ratings of Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, both of them have very, very high unfavorables. You’re not going to disagree with me on that.”