Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders is dismantling Donald Trump. With each passing moment, Sen. Sanders continues to build the national moral case for the popular rejection of the Republican frontrunner.
Transcript via MSNBC:
CHUCK TODD: Marco Rubio this morning said the following, ‘We are now a nation where people hate each other.’ It was sort of a stark– and obviously, he’s reacting to the Donald Trump rallies. How do you react to what we’ve been seeing?
BERNIE SANDERS: I don’t agree with that all. I understand where Senator Rubio is coming from. What he is disturbed about and what I am disturbed about is we have a major candidate for president of the United States, Donald Trump, who is literally inciting violence among his supporters. When he says that he is prepared to pay the legal fees of somebody who sucker punches somebody, what he is really essentially saying is, ‘Go, go, go, do it, supporters. Go beat up people.’
CHUCK TODD: It’s a permission slip?
BERNIE SANDERS: Absolutely. It’s more than a permission slip. It’s an enticement. It’s saying, ‘You can beat up people. That’s what this campaign is about, and don’t worry about it. I’ll pay the legal fees. It’s a good thing to do.’ That is outrageous.
Listen to Sarah Jones and Jason Easley discuss how Trump may win the primary, but lose the war to Democrats:
Sanders has been steadily building the moral case against Donald Trump over the last 48 hours. During an appearance on ABC’s This Week, Sen. Sanders called out the many lies of Donald Trump while emphasizing that the Republican candidate is trying to use bigotry and racism to get to the White House. At the CNN Democratic town hall on Sunday evening, Sanders expanded his argument by accusing Trump of intentionally inciting violence.
At the MSNBC town hall, Sen. Sanders (I-VT) put another piece of the puzzle together by showing how Trump in enticing his supporters to commit acts of violence. While Donald Trump roams the country repeating his sales pitch, Bernie Sanders is rallying millions of Americans of all political stripes against Trump.
Bernie Sanders is uniquely positioned among the 2016 field of candidates to take out Trump, but one gets the sense that Senator from Vermont is not being motivated by politics. Sen. Sanders is speaking out and shining the light of truth on Donald Trump because it is the right thing to do.
Donald Trump has revealed himself to be a danger to the country that Bernie Sanders loves, so Sanders is doing what Republicans won’t. He is using his integrity and moral authority to stand up against the hateful tactics of the man that Republican voters are on the verge of making their presidential nominee.
Mr. Easley is the founder/managing editor and Senior White House and Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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