Sanders Isn’t Happy ‘Dictator’ Trump Is Trying to Win Over His Supporters

After Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump made an appeal to supporters of Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders during his acceptance speech at the Republican National Convention, the former Democratic presidential candidate disputed the notion his supporters would be willing to join Trump’s campaign.

Sen. Bernie Sanders speaks at a rally in Portsmouth, New Hampshire on July 12, 2016 where he endorsed presumptive Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. (JUSTIN SAGLIO/AFP/Getty Images)
Sen. Bernie Sanders speaks at a rally in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, July 12 where he endorsed presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton. (Justin Saglio/AFP/Getty Images)

During his speech, Trump said, “Nobody knows the system better than me, which is why I alone can fix it,” adding:

I have seen firsthand how the system is rigged against our citizens, just like it was rigged against Bernie Sanders — he never had a chance. But his supporters will join our movement, because we will fix his biggest issue: trade deals that strip our country of its jobs and strip us of our wealth as a country. Millions of Democrats will join our movement too because we are going to fix the system so it works fairly and justly for each and every American.

Sanders took to Twitter to push back on Trump’s claim.

Sanders proceeded to live-tweet Trump’s speech, noting the various points of contention he has with the GOP candidate, including on what Trump called his biggest issue, trade.

Trump also said that presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton’s “bad instincts and her bad judgment” were “pointed out” by Sanders, who recently endorsed her.

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