Donald Trump Says He Wants To Run Against Bernie Sanders

bernie sanders prison industryDonald Trump has been pulling out all the stops in his campaign to win the Republican nomination for president. While he and other GOP candidates have done everything they can to secure the votes of the primary base, Bernie Sanders has been talking about real issues like police brutality and income inequality.

Since the beginning, Republicans have concentrated almost solely on Hillary Clinton. They’ve carried on the congressional Benghazi hearings and have smeared her in every way possible for the past couple of decades back to when she was the First Lady.

The attacks have mostly ignored Bernie Sanders, who was an entrant into the race that many people did not expect. His popularity with the progressive left is finally being noticed by the GOP, especially Donald Trump who claims he relishes the chance to run against Sanders instead of Clinton.

“I would love, please, FBI please go after Hillary,” Trump suggested. “I want to run against Bernie. Oh, that’s a dream come true. This guy, he would make some president. Ninety percent tax, everybody. Does anybody mind paying 90 percent tax? Go with Bernie and you’ll have yourself a nice 90 percent tax. He wants to take it all away from you. You know, he’s sort of dampening it a little bit, he wants to keep it a little bit low key. He wants a big, fat, beautiful tax okay.” (Source)

The GOP thinks that Americans are afraid of Bernie Sanders’ progressive agenda, but younger voters are more receptive to the idea of democratic socialism, and they aren’t buying into to the propaganda from the far-right. We don’t accept the fear and bigotry that Donald Trump is hoping to ride all the way to the White House.

Many people of my generation and millennials are more progressive than the people who make up the base of the Republican Party, and they’re choosing Bernie Sanders over Hillary Clinton or the GOP. This isn’t a slam against Hillary Clinton, and I fully intend to vote for her if she is the Democratic nominee, but I would rather have Bernie Sanders as my president instead.

If Donald Trump is the Republican nominee against Bernie Sanders, Bernie will mop the floor with Trump and demonstrate to the world that America is a country that rejects the politics of hatred and xenophobia. We aren’t economically illiterate, and we know that we’ve been handed the short end of the stick thanks to a lifetime of student loans and the American Dream which seems so far out of reach.

The far-right is counting on the divide between Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton supporters to take back the White House in 2016. Let’s not fall into the trap of ideological purity and support the candidate Democrats nominate this year. There is too much at stake for us to stay home in November, and that is exactly what they want us to do.


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  • Frances Barbara Fraser

    Everything I know about American politics I have learned in the last four years, beyond the very superficial information like what little I learned in high school. I have learned a great deal. Donald Trump has no redeeming qualities that are visible. If there were such features, their presence would be overshadowed by his apparent condoning of his supporters beating up people in the audience for any reason. Hillary has been in the forefront for many years so there is baggage and whether there is a real cause for concern or not, the damage has been done. If elected, the Republicans would be given another President they would feel fully justified in arming to the teeth. Being a woman is about as bad as being black in their eyes. Bernie is a long time poiition but without the obvious priors, a moderate in almost all areas and someone who is avoiding corporate sponsors. He also is a doer, and will get things done but with reason.

    • Libertarianski

      Socialism is SO 19th century

      • BobJThompson


        PS based on your name I’m gonna say that the guilded age was SO 19th century too.

      • Brian

        FDR wasn’t a socialist. Hos policies were put in place to avoid a potential socialist coup, as socialist and union sentiments were building strongly due to America’s poor getting poorer and the USSR’s apparent success, along with propaganda blaming the remaining elite for the depression.
        FDR being socialist also implies isolationism, which he did not do.
        By theby, FDR’s policies were impossible to pay for when they were implemented.

      • BobJThompson

        Yet FDR’s policies were decried by the business class as ‘socialistic’. He wasn’t a true socialist, nor did he ever want to be.

        Wait FDR’s programs were impossible to pay for? Then how were they paid for in the first place? He added very little to the national debt during the depression (with the low tax revenue a depression entails) and his total bill only got high when we were gearing up to battle the Fascists.

      • Brian

        What businesses say is irrelevant. His policies weren’t socialist, they were just misguided, and hos programs weren’t adequately funded, they relied on taxpayer dollars and government bonds. Every state of the union he made featured him begging for money.

      • BobJThompson

        So taxpayers funding the livelihood of a nation and helping to ease the pain caused by the excesses of Wall Street is a negative now?

        I’ll assume you’re a free market acolyte. So tell me when did the market correct people working 10+ hours a day 6 or 7 days a week, in unsafe conditions? When did it do ANYTHING about pollution without state intervention? When oh, when was the free market going to do anything about segregation? The market doesn’t fix anything that can’t be exploited for profit.

      • Frances Barbara Fraser

        Feeding people who are starving should be freely given regardless of the century. The same goes for clothing and shelter, education and health care. People who are undereducated, starving and sick, will never be able to improve their lot.

    • Brian

      Sanders is the only Jew who thinks money grows on trees.

  • GimmeSomeTruth

    Berniementum!!! Trump is afraid. Be afraid, very afraid.

    • Brian

      Sanders is a nobody from Vermont. Trump makes billionaires quake and pay. Bernie Sanders has no chance at even the nomination, you delusional twit.

      • BobJThompson

        Pay for what? A one time luxury tax (good luck passing that Trumpy) and the largest tax cut in history? What does he make them pay for?

      • Frances Barbara Fraser

        Since these men are from different parties how does one affect the nomination of the other. You appear to be delusional

  • Sanity Please

    Sanders would bury Trump. It would be HUGE.