When it comes to presidential candidates, no two appear to be as diametrically opposed as Bernie Sanders, the angry democratic socialist, and Donald Trump, the billionaire blowhard. Yet, during an MSNBC town hall on Wednesday in Charleston, South Carolina, Trump described himself as "very similar" to Sanders. Um, what?
At one point during the event, moderated by Morning Joe hosts Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski, Brzezinski told Trump that she wanted to describe a candidate to him and have him guess who she's talking about.
"The candidate is considered a political outsider by all the pundits. He's tapping into the anger of voters—delivers a populist message," said Brzezinski. "He believes everyone in the country should have healthcare. He advocates for hedge fund managers to pay higher taxes. He's drawing thousands of people at his rallies and bringing in a lot of new voters to the political process. And he's not beholden to any super PAC. Who am I describing?"
"You're describing Donald Trump," Trump said matter-of-factly.
"Actually, I was describing Bernie Sanders," she replied, obviously surprised.
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Trump maintained, however, that he and Sanders were on the same page regarding some issues.
"He knows our country is being ripped off big league—big league—on trade," Trump said, before tearing into Sanders and discounting his ability to enact any change in the United States.
Never mind that Sanders is hardly a political outsider—he's been in Congress for more than a quarter of a century. Trump is now willingly drawing parallels to the most leftist candidate in the race, one that he has in the past accused of wanting to "give away our country," while trying to maintain his lead in South Carolina among GOP candidates.
Still, Trump was confident that he could trounce Sanders, but said that he would rather run against Hillary Clinton because he'd "love to beat Hillary."
This race just got a whole lot weirder.
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