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Sanders: I Will Beat Trump ‘Badly’ in General Election

Bernie Sanders is confident in one thing, his ability to beat Donald Trump badly in a general election.

Sanders was responding to criticisms from Sen. Claire McCaskill, who called Sanders “unelectable.”

“Well, what I say to her is that if she would look at the matchups that are taking place between Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump right now, she would find that we were 15 points ahead of him nationally,” Sanders said on NBC’s “Meet the Press.”

“In tossup states, battleground states like Iowa and New Hampshire, we are even further ahead of him,” he added.

The Hill reports:

Sanders pointed to Trump’s stances on the economy and climate change as vulnerabilities that he is uniquely positioned to expose.

“I would very much look forward to a race against Donald Trump, a guy who does not want to raise the minimum wage, but wants to give hundreds of billions of dollars in tax breaks to the two two-tenths of one percent who thinks wages in America are too high and who thinks that climate change is a hoax invented by the Chinese,” he said.

“There is nothing more in this world that I would like to take on more than Donald Trump,” he added. “We would beat him, and we would beat him badly.”

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