Now that Hillary Clinton has won the California presidential primary she has become the Democratic presumptive nominee. More than ever, the party is divided and Clinton struggles with bringing Bernie supporters into the Clinton fold. Trump has decided to cash in on this opportunity too.
Sanders supporters have to make a tough decision, either vote for Hillary out of party loyalty and unity or defect and vote for Donald Trump. Some have favored the #NeverHillary mindset and choose to defect. After all, Sanders and Trump are both political outsiders who have the deck stacked against them which makes them have something very big in common. While others have simply shifted their support to the morally bankrupt former Secretary of State.
Trump is now trying to tap into the Bernie base for the purposes of the general election. In a recent event he stated,
“To all those Bernie Sanders voters who have been left out in the cold by a rigged system of super delegates, we welcome you with open arms, we can’t fix a rigged system by relying on, and I mean this so strongly, one the very people who rigged it. The Clinton’s have turned the politics of personal enrichment into an art form for themselves.”
Many Bernie Sanders supporters like that he rails against blatant insider Washingron corruption. He stands against big corporations with big money that dictate elections and business. Something Clinton epitomizes. It is very likely Trump will gain some of his voters when the time comes he eventually drops out of the Democratic race. On social media many Bernie supporters have adopted the hashtag #NeverHillary. Just a signal of what is to come.
Despite Clinton’s success in the voter booth, polls indicate that Trump would have a better chance of beating Bernie in the general election. However, much like the talk of politicians we can never trust the polls too much.