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Sanders: Trump a 'Demagogue' and 'Danger to This Country'

Bloomberg Politics

By    |   Tuesday, 26 Jul 2016 03:06 PM

Former Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders Tuesday ripped Donald Trump as a "demagogue" and a "danger to this country" and said that his organization would also support progressive candidates running in other races across the country.

"I think Donald Trump is a danger to this country," the Vermont senator said at a Bloomberg Politics Breakfast at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. "I think he's a demagogue.

"I think that it's not just me who thinks that. Talk to some of his Republican conservative colleagues, who will tell you that they perceive that he does not understand the Constitution of the United States."

He also cited Trump's support of violence during the primary campaign, referring to when the Republican nominee initially pledged in March to pay the legal fees for John McGraw, 78, a North Carolina man charged with assault after punching Rakeem Jones, 26, at a rally in Fayetteville.

Trump later walked back the pledge.

"We don't condone violence, but think of some of the things this guy said during the campaign," Sanders said. "Somebody was getting beaten up — and he said he was going to put money into the legal defense of somebody who beat somebody up.

"Really? Is this the kind of guy you want as president of the United States? Not me."

He told reporters that "I am going to work as hard as I can to see that Trump is defeated in whatever capacity.

"We have our own organization, our own campaign network — and we will be going around the country," Sanders said.

"It's not only campaigning for Secretary Clinton and against Trump, but to support progressive candidates," he added. "There's some great candidates running all over this country that we look forward to supporting."

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Former Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders Tuesday ripped Donald Trump as a "demagogue" and a "danger to this country" and said that his organization would also support progressive candidates running in other races across the country.
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