Bernie Sanders on Donald Trump's Politics: 'That Kind of C––p Is Not Going to Work In the United States of America'
Sanders was very blunt when it came to his opinions on Trump
“Throughout history you’ve had demagogues trying to divert attention away from the real issues,” Sanders said. “What somebody like a Trump is trying to do is divide us up. A few months ago we were supposed to hate Mexicans and he thinks they’re all criminals or rapists.
“Now, we’re supposed to hate Muslims. And, that kind of crap is not going to work in the United States of America.”
Sanders was referencing Trump’s most recent proposal to ban all Muslims from entering the U.S. until “our country’s representatives can figure our what is going on.”
While trump has said that he has "no regrets" about what he said, his comments landed him in hot water across the board with republicans and democrats alike. House Speaker Paul Ryan echoed the sentiments of fellow party members Dick Cheney and Jeb Bush in a press conference on Tuesday when he said that Trump’s plan violated the Constitution and is “not who we are as a party.”
Other democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton also denounced Trump’s plans and her Vice Chair Huma Abedin even sent an email to Clinton supporters saying “His Islamophobia doesn’t reflect our nation’s values.”
Clinton herself wrote a Facebook post addressed to Muslim Americans on Tuesday.
“To Muslim Americans: What you’re hearing from Trump and other Republicans is absolutely, unequivocally wrong,” her statement read. “It’s inconsistent with out values a nation– a nation which you are helping build. This is your country, too. I’m proud to be your fellow American. And many, many other Americans feel the same way. H”
Sanders comments on the Tonight Show were similar to Clinton’s, as he explained that he believes Americans need to come together to solve the issues the country faces, rather than using specific groups as scapegoats.
“I think what the American people understand is given the problems that we face, we gotta stand together, come together and create a decent life for all of our people,” he said. “And stop this scapegoating of one group or another.”