Bernie Sanders is a nice guy. He doesn’t like to fight, and has always wanted to run a clean campaign.
But he has HAD IT with Donald Trump.
Sanders appeared on Late Night with Seth Meyers, and quickly got down to business, mainly that it’s time for his supporters to rally behind Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton in order to defeat former reality show host Donald Trump.
“I think what people will understand is that, as we look at the real issues facing the American people—and that is the decline of the American middle class, income inequality, and climate change—you’ve got a guy like Trump who denies the reality of climate change, which the scientists tell us is the major global crisis that we face,” said Sanders. “So, I think more and more people will catch on to what Mitt Romney—and I don’t often quote Mitt Romney—but Romney was right at least once and he called Trump a ‘phony’ and a ‘fraud,’ and I agree with that assertion.”
Then Sanders let lose on Trump, saying:
“Here is a guy who has exploited people for much of his business career. Here is a guy who claims how concerned he is about American companies going abroad to manufacture products—a very legitimate concern—and yet his own clothing manufacturing is done in other countries around the world where the poor workers are being exploited. And then he talks about how he’s going to stand up with working people, and he puts his business advisers council together and they’re all these billionaire conservative folks. So I don’t think there’s any reason for anyone to believe that Trump is going to stand with working people. He’s a billionaire; his proposals call for massive tax breaks for the wealthiest people in this country. This is not a guy who, in my view, is going to stand up for working people.”
And Sanders wasn’t finished, concluding by saying:
“I’ve got seven grandchildren and I do not want them growing up under a Trump presidency,” Sanders shouted. “It’s not just the tax breaks for the rich and the denial of the reality of climate change, it is that he has made bigotry the cornerstone of his campaign. This country has struggled since its inception in terms of what we did to the Native Americans, in terms of slavery, in terms of all kinds of discrimination. We have fought so hard to try to become a less discriminatory society. In many respects, we have succeeded, we have come a long way: gay rights, women’s rights, we have made real progress. I do not want to see this country recede and go back to where one group is scapegoating another group. That is not where we can go. And I’m going to do everything I can to prevent that from happening.”