Bernie Sanders Supporters Gave Trump his 'Margin of Victory' in 2016, Fox News Contributor Says

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Bernie Sanders Supporters Gave Trump his 'Margin of Victory' in 2016, Fox News Contributor Says

Several Fox News hosts and packages are justifying Senator Bernie Sanders’ upcoming Monday evening city corridor look, saying that a whole bunch of 1000’s of his “anti-establishment” supporters truly voted for Donald Trump in 2016. 

On America’s Newsroom Monday, Fox News contributor and Washington Post columnist Marc Thiessen harassed that whereas many institution Democrats “hate” the cable information community, the Vermont senator is trying to deliver Trump’s anti-Hillary Clinton crossover voters again to his 2020 marketing campaign. Thiessen, a fellow on the conservative American Enterprise Institute, mentioned Sanders’ transfer is a really calculated try to take his political outsider rhetoric straight to Trump’s Midwestern normal election base. 

Thiessen joined a number of Fox News co-hosts and company in saying tens of 1000’s of Sanders main supporters voted for Trump after he was defeated by Clinton, thus giving him the “margin of victory” within the 2016 normal election. 

“He is approaching this community for a really particular motive: as a result of he is aware of that 12 p.c of Bernie Sanders supporters voted for Donald Trump within the 2016 election,” Thiessen, a former George W. Bush speechwriter, informed Fox News Monday morning. 

A 2016 Cooperative Congressional Election Survey discovered fewer than 80 p.c of those that voted for Sanders through the Democratic primaries adopted up and voted for Clinton within the normal election. At least 12 p.c of Sanders supporters forged a vote for Trump that November.

“They gave him the margin of victory in three essential states that gave Donald Trump the presidency: Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania,” Thiessen continued. “He must get these voters again. So for instance, in Pennsylvania, 16 p.c of Sanders supporters voted for Donald Trump. That’s a complete of about 116,000 voters, Trump received by 44,000 votes. So in all these states it was the Sanders supporters who gave Trump the margin of victory and gave him the presidency in case you simply do the maths.”

Sanders’ determination to seem on a Fox News city corridor angered many Democratic National Committee members and Clinton holdovers. In March, the DNC introduced it might exclude Fox News from internet hosting any of its debates within the 2020 information cycle resulting from its more and more pro-Trump rhetoric and fears the hosts couldn’t maintain a good occasion. 

“The Democrats hate Fox News and also you simply had Tom Perez earlier on the present explaining how they don’t belief us to host a Democratic debate,” Thiessen continued. “We’ve got lots of Democratic viewers, but the official Democratic establishment hates us—but Bernie is not part of the Democratic establishment.”

Thiessen mentioned Sanders is trying to get his message out to working class, blue collar Fox News viewers as they tune into watch the Bethlehem, Pennsylvania city corridor Monday. “If he gets the nomination, which I think he could, he needs to fight for those voters and the best place to do that is Fox News.”

“What attracted these Bernie supporters to Donald Trump was he was the outsider who was preventing for the working class, similar to Donald Trump,” Thiessen mentioned, including Sanders should argue Trump has didn’t combat for them in Washington. 

Sanders, talking at rallies in Wisconsin, Indiana and Ohio, has repeatedly blasted Trump’s for promising he’d go to Washington and combat for working class households. Sanders’ “rust belt” marketing campaign swing has largely focused manufacturing staff and supporters of Medicare for All. 

“The largest lie was that [Donald Trump] was going to face up for working households and tackle the institution,” Sanders informed Pittsburgh rallygoers Sunday throughout his first go to of 2019 to the essential election battleground state of Pennsylvania. “That was a monstrous lie.”

Numerous polls present Sanders as a frontrunner among the many almost 20 Democratic presidential candidates, trailing solely behind former Vice President Joe Biden, who has not but introduced if he’ll run. 

Bernie Sanders Supporters Gave Trump his 'Margin of Victory' in 2016, Fox News Contributor Says Several Fox News packages are justifying Senator Bernie Sanders’ controversial Monday evening city corridor look, explaining that a whole bunch of 1000’s of his “anti-establishment” supporters switched to Donald Trump in 2016. Screenshot: America’s Newsroom | Fox News

“The motive we’re visiting these states could be very easy: Donald Trump received them two-and-a-half years in the past and we’re not going to let him win in 2020,” Sanders informed supporters on the Pittsburgh rally.

A heated dialogue on Fox News’ Outnumbered additionally noticed a number of conservative and average company arguing over whether or not the cable information community ought to even be “giving attention to Sanders.” Co-host Melissa Francis mentioned Sanders can “recapture” the 12 p.c of voters who crossed over to Trump in 2016 after his main elimination and can be watching Monday evening: “They reject the system, they reject the status quo, they reject the establishment.”

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