Stranger things have happened, and there is perhaps nothing stranger than this presidential election cycle. How about this for a ticket: Trump/Sanders? Well that would certainly put a whole, giant set of knickers in a twist!
This morning on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” Donald Trump was asked if he would consider Bernie Sanders as his running mate.
Here’s his answer…
As The Hill reports, When asked if he’d consider Sanders, Trump said “Oh wow, that’s a great question.”
Trump said he has some things in common with Sanders before noting, “I do have much bigger crowds than him, but that’s okay.”
“The difference between Bernie and myself is I know how to make those trade deals fantastic and he doesn’t. He has no clue,” Trump added.
“But as your number two, he could watch and learn from you ,” panelist Nicolle Wallace said.
“He’s got too many things in the bag,” Trump replied.
Trump said angry Sanders supporters who dislike Hillary Clinton will flip to supporting Trump in the general election.
A YouGov poll released earlier this month says 61 percent of Sanders voters have an unfavorable view of Clinton, while just 38 percent view her favorably.
So he didn’t say no, but he didn’t say yes…But Trump had the best idea of all: Bernie Sanders should run as an Independent. After all, he actually IS a registered Independent. Why he’s been so embraced by the Democrats is beyond me –well the voters that is — the Democrat establishment can’t be feeling too warm and fuzzy about Sanders now.
A Sanders independent run would be great news for the GOP – a Sanders/Trump ticket? Ehhhhh…I’d rather not think about that.
[Note: This article was written by Michele Hickford]