“He’s like me”: Donald Trump says Bernie Sanders is the hardest democrat for him to beat and predicts that their nomination competition could go all the way to the convention
- President Donald Trump predicted that the presidential nomination match of the Democrats could go all the way to the party’s nomination convention in July
- “It could go to the convention, really,” he said
- Trump made his comments with journalists in India
- Trump also reiterated his prediction that Democrats would remove Bernie Sanders’ nomination
- “I actually think it would be harder than most other candidates because it looks like me, but I have a much larger base,” he said about Sanders.
President Donald Trump predicted that the presidential nomination match of the Democrats could go all the way to the party’s nomination convention in July and argued that Bernie Sanders was the most difficult candidate for him to beat.
The president weighed the rivals’ primary competition when he flew to Agra, India, to visit the Taj Mahal.
“It could go to the convention, really,” he said about their race to choose a candidate.
President Donald Trump predicted that the presidential nomination match of the Democrats could go all the way to the party’s nomination convention in July
Bernie Sanders leads after winning two primary games, but President Trump predicted that the party would decrease his nomination
A contender must win a certain number of delegates to win the party’s nomination. If that does not happen, a “mediated” or open party convention would determine who Trump would take in in November.
The last mediated convention of the Democrats was in 1952.
Trump also reiterated his prediction that Democrats would remove the nomination from Bernie Sanders, who counts the delegates after winning primary contests in New Hampshire and Nevada.
“They’re going to take Crazy Bernie away. They don’t let him win, “he said.
Trump, who has synchronized Sanders with the “crazy” name, said the Vermont senator would be one of the most difficult members of the Democratic field to beat.
There is some thought there that the President and his party want to see Sanders appear as the Democratic candidate, because his liberal political philosophy would expel voters in the general election.
“I actually think he would be harder than most of the other candidates because he looks like me, but I have a much larger base,” the president said.
There is concern among Democrats that the party could come out of the bloody primary process without a permanent candidate.
The faithful party did not unite in any of the candidates who remained in the field – Sanders, Joe Biden, Pete Buttigieg, Amy Klobuchar or Elizabeth Warren.
The subject was raised during last week’s Democratic debate.
“Chances are that none of you have enough delegates for the Democratic National Convention to win this nomination,” moderator Chuck Todd told the candidates. “Should the person with the most delegates be the candidate at the end of this primary season, even if they have a majority?”
President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump arrived in India on Monday for a two-day state visit
Sanders, who is a leader in the delegates, said yes.
Covered the others.
There are a total of 3,979 promised delegates in the Democratic Party and a candidate must win a majority of them in the first vote at the congress to win the nomination.
If that is not the case, the closing of transactions starts in a so-called ‘mediated’ congress. Democrats gather on July 13 in Milwaukee.
Trump has pushed a theory Democrats will deny Sanders the nomination.
After the 2016 Democratic primary, Sanders supporters were furious when it was revealed that the party put its weight behind Hillary Clinton to make sure she received the nomination.
Clinton came out battered from that bloody primary and went to lose to Trump.
Party officials fear a repeat scenario this cycle.
Before leaving for India, Trump told reporters that he thinks the Democrats are planning to take Sanders away from the nomination.
“I think what it could be, the Democrats treat Bernie Sanders very unfairly,” Trump said. “It sounds like it’s ’16 for Bernie Sanders again.”