If there’s anything Bernie supporters hate more than Donald Trump, it’s Hillary Clinton. You don’t have to dig deep to find polls showing that anywhere from 20-33% of Bernie supporters wouldn’t vote for Hillary Clinton under any circumstances.
Some will vote third party, some will vote Trump, and some won’t vote at all. Still, whoever they vote for is still less votes for Hillary. Donald Trump has decided to capitalize on Hillary’s unpopularity among Bernie supporters when she clinched the nomination, and as the Conservative Tribune reported, this is what happened next.
“To those who voted for someone else, in either party, I will work hard to earn your support, and I will work very hard to earn that support,” Trump declared.
“To all of those Bernie Sanders voters who have been left out in the cold by a rigged system of superdelegates, we welcome you with open arms,” he proclaimed to resounding cheers and applause.
Driving that point home, Trump proceeded to mention the terrible international trade deals that Sanders has been railing against as much as Trump has, making it clear that, like Bernie, he would do away with those deals in order to protect American workers as well.
Though the media has worked hard to deny that it has been happening, Trump has already been drawing some support from disillusioned Democrats and independents, the same sort of people who have been supporting Sanders.
That trend may have just taken off following Trump’s proffered embrace to disappointed Sanders supporters.
— The Majority Awakens (@DefendingtheUSA) June 8, 2016
Will the Bernie supporters actually rally behind Trump? Hopefully. They don’t call socialists useful idiots for nothing.