Bernie backs Trump?
Many Democrats loved Bernie Sanders and wished that he could have taken the place of Hillary Clinton in this year’s election. Though Sanders swings a little too close to socialism for comfort, he does actually have a lot in common with Donald Trump.
Many of Sanders’ supporters were outraged when he made the decision to endorse Hillary Clinton in the race for the presidency. Now that Clinton is out of the picture for good, he has expressed an interest in working with Trump.
“Donald Trump tapped into the anger of a declining middle class that is sick and tired of establishment economics, establishment politics, and the establishment media,” Sanders began. “People are tired of working longer hours for lower wages, of seeing decent paying jobs go to China and other low-wage countries, of billionaires not paying any federal income taxes and of not being able to afford a college education for their kids—all while the very rich become much richer.”
“To the degree that Mr. Trump is serious about pursuing policies that improve the lives of working families in this country, I and other progressives are prepared to work with him,” Sanders commented. Of course, he did throw in a last-minute jab, “To the degree that he pursues racist, sexist, xenophobic and anti-environment policies, we will vigorously oppose him.”
What do you think? Could Sanders’ endorsement of Trump help win over the liberals who support him, or should Trump stay far away?