President Trump expressed his “well wishes” towards Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders from the White House Tuesday; saying he was “not treated with respect” by the Democratic Party during his 2016 election.
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— The Hill (@thehill) February 19, 2019
“Bernie Sanders is running. Personally, I think he missed his time, but I like Bernie. He’s the one person on trade, he sort of would agree. The problem is he doesn’t know what to do about it,” said the President.
“I wish Bernie well. It’ll be interesting to see how he does. What happened to Bernie was not so nice. He was taken advantage of. He ran great four years ago and was not treated with respect by Clinton. What happened to Bernie Sanders four years ago was quite sad,” he added.
BERNED OUT? Sanders Struggling to Maintain Momentum Heading into 2020
Vermont Senator and potential 2020 candidate Bernie Sanders is struggling to maintain momentum heading into the Democratic primary season; slowly losing steam among his supporters as new candidates attract progressive voters.
According to the New York Times, some of Sanders’ most loyal congressional lawmakers refuse to throw their full support behind the self-described Democratic-Socialist, with a handful of former aides looking for employment with other candidates.
“Mr. Sanders may have been the runner-up in the last Democratic primary, but instead of expanding his nucleus of support, in the fashion of most repeat candidates, the Vermont senator is struggling to retain even what he garnered two years ago, when he was far less of a political star than he is today,” writes the Times.
“It’s not a given that I’m going to support Bernie just because I did before,” said one former Bernie-backer. “There are going to be plenty of people to look at and to listen to. I’m currently open at this point, and I think the majority of people are.”
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BERNIE GOES OFF: Sanders EXPLODES, Calls Trump ‘Liar, Fraud, Narcissist, Bully’
Vermont Senator and potential 2020 candidate Bernie Sanders imploded on social media Friday; calling the Commander-in-Chief a “liar, fraud, narcissist, and bully” who seeks to help just “the wealthy few.”
“The American people are tired of a president who is a liar, a fraud, a narcissist and a bully. They want leadership which unites us, not divides us. They want policies which work for all, not just the wealthy few,” posted Sanders out of the blue.
The American people are tired of a president who is a liar, a fraud, a narcissist and a bully. They want leadership which unites us, not divides us. They want policies which work for all, not just the wealthy few.
— Bernie Sanders (@SenSanders) December 28, 2018
Sanders’ bizarre comments come just days after President Trump returned from his Christmas visit with American soldiers in Iraq; meeting American service men and women and holding high-level talks with military leadership.