Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders defended President Trump supporters and explained why Trump won the 2016 presidential election while on MSNBC’s “All In With Chris Hayes” on Tuesday night. “Trump was able to do was pick up on the failures of the Democratic Party,” he explained.
“Well, I think we have to do heck of a lot better in getting through to some of those people. I am not going to deny for a second that some of those supporters are racist, sexists, homophobes, xenophobes, that’s true. I don’t believe that is the majority. I’ve been all over Trump country. And I think what Trump was able to do was pick up on the failures of the Democratic Party, that did not talk about the fact that hard working decent people saw their jobs going to Mexico or China,” Sanders stated.
“People cannot afford to send their kids to college or afford child care or afford housing that they desperately need,” he continued.
“So I think the future of the Democratic Party has got to be the focus on the needs of working families to demand that we have a government that represents all of us. You talk to Republicans and ask them how they feel about Citizens United,” Sanders added, claiming that Republicans agree with him on not allowing billionaires to “buy elections.”
Sanders is projected to win the Democratic nomination in Vermont for Senator, however he is expected to turn it down to run as an independent in the general election.
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