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Bernie Sanders is actively encourage unconvinced Donald Trump supporters to join his side.
Appearing on CBS’ Face the Nation on Sunday, Sanders described the American public as angry and looking for a candidate like Trump, who is capable of breaking the political status quo in the United States.
“What I’m suggesting is that what Trump has done with some success has taken that anger, taken those fears — which are legitimate — and converted them into anger against Mexicans, anger against Muslims,” Sanders said.
“For his working class and middle class support,” Sanders said, “we can make the case that if we really want to address the issues that people are concerned about…we need policies that bring us together, that take on the greed of Wall Street the greed of corporate America and create a middle class that works for all of us rather than an economy that works just for a few.”
Trump blasted Sanders on Dec. 27, suggesting that he failed when he didn’t take advantage of Hillary Clinton’s email scam.
Sanders made a less direct appeal to the Democrats in his own primary fight.
While his campaign has visited some harsh criticism on the Democratic National Committee, with one unnamed adviser suggesting in a Yahoo! News story on Friday that the party had planted the individual — since fired — for improperly accessing Clinton’s voter outreach data.
“It’s not as if we conjured this guy Josh [Uretsky, Sanders’ former national data director] from thin air,” the source said. “This is an individual … who was recommended to us by the DNC and NGP VAN.”
Speaking on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” Sanders only said his campaign was “negotiating” and “trying to work with the DNC to put this whole thing behind us.”
Asked if the Democratic party had given him a “fair shot,” Sanders again demurred.
“We have had our differences of opinions with the DNC,” he said. “But at the end of the day, the DNC, Hillary Clinton and myself — we want to defeat right-wing extremism in this country.”
DNC chairwoman Debbie Wasserman-Schultz, who has taken a lot of grief from Sanders supporters and some unaligned Democrats who believe the establishment apparatus is in Clinton’s pocket, appeared moments after Sanders. But the Florida congresswoman was not asked about the data breach or the relationship between the Sanders campaign and Democratic party.
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