Trump tells 'Crazy Bernie' Sanders: 'Don't let them take it away from you!'

LAS VEGAS — President Donald Trump tuned into the Nevada Democratic caucuses on Saturday, tweeting that "Crazy Bernie" was doing well and telling the Vermont senator, "Don't let them take it away from you!"

"Looks like Crazy Bernie is doing well in the Great State of Nevada. Biden & the rest look weak, & no way Mini Mike can restart his campaign after the worst debate performance in the history of Presidential Debates," Trump tweeted, short before NBC News projected Sanders would win. "Congratulations Bernie, & don't let them take it away from you!"

Since the 2016 primary, Trump has frequently suggested that the Democratic National Committee is working against Sanders to keep him from winning the party's nomination.

A scenario receiving increased attention involves Sanders arriving at the Democratic National Convention this summer having won more delegates than any other candidate but not enough for the nomination and then being outmaneuvered by Democratic deal making to give the nomination to someone else because they believe the democratic socialist and self-proclaimed revolutionary can't beat Trump.

Many Sanders supporters felt that the DNC favored Hillary Clinton in 2016 and again prefers a more centrist candidate this time around as the nominee — a chasm in the Democratic Party that Trump frequently likes to capitalize on.

"The Kremlin is reportedly backing Bernie Sanders bid to win the White House," Trump tweeted. "Why didn't somebody tell me this?"

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COLORADO, USA - FEBRUARY 20: US President Donald Trump greets supporters after his speech at the Broadmoor World Arena in Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States on February 20, 2020. (Photo by Jason Connolly/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)
COLORADO, USA - FEBRUARY 20: US Senator Corey Gardner(R-CO) speaks to supporters as U.S. President Donald Trump listens during a Keep America Great campaign rally at the Broadmoor World Arena in Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States on February 20, 2020. (Photo by Jason Connolly/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)
COLORADO, USA - FEBRUARY 20: US President Donald Trump addresses supporters during a Keep America Great campaign rally at the Broadmoor World Arena in Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States on February 20, 2020. (Photo by Jason Connolly/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)
COLORADO, USA - FEBRUARY 20: Supporters of US President Donald Trump use their cell phones to take pictures during a Keep America Great campaign rally at the Broadmoor World Arena in Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States on February 20, 2020. (Photo by Jason Connolly/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)
COLORADO, USA - FEBRUARY 20: A construction worker holds up his hard helmet in support of US President Donald Trump wears a during aKeep America Great campaign rally at the Broadmoor World Arena in Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States on February 20, 2020. (Photo by Jason Connolly/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)
COLORADO, USA - FEBRUARY 20: US President Donald Trump greets supporters after his speech at the Broadmoor World Arena in Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States on February 20, 2020. (Photo by Jason Connolly/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)
COLORADO, USA - FEBRUARY 20: A supporter of US President Donald Trump displays a sign before the start of a Keep America Great campaign rally at the Broadmoor World Arena in Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States on February 20, 2020. (Photo by Jason Connolly/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)
COLORADO, USA - FEBRUARY 20: A supporter of US President Donald Trump wears a sequined Make America Great Again hat during Trump campaign rally at the Broadmoor World Arena in Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States on February 20, 2020. (Photo by Jason Connolly/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)
COLORADO, USA - FEBRUARY 20: Supporters cheer as US President Donald Trump addresses supporters during a Keep America Great campaign rally at the Broadmoor World Arena in Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States on February 20, 2020. (Photo by Jason Connolly/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)
COLORADO, USA - FEBRUARY 20: Supporters cheer as US President Donald Trump addresses supporters during a Keep America Great campaign rally at the Broadmoor World Arena in Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States on February 20, 2020.COLORADO, USA - FEBRUARY 20: (Photo by Jason Connolly/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)
COLORADO, USA - FEBRUARY 20: US President Donald Trump addresses supporters during a Keep America Great campaign rally at the Broadmoor World Arena in Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States on February 20, 2020. (Photo by Jason Connolly/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)
COLORADO, USA - FEBRUARY 20: Supporters of US President Donald Trump listen as he addresses a capacity crowd at the Broadmoor World Arena in Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States on February 20, 2020. (Photo by Jason Connolly/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)
COLORADO, USA - FEBRUARY 20: Supporters of US President Donald Trump listen as he addresses a capacity crowd at the Broadmoor World Arena in Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States on February 20, 2020. (Photo by Jason Connolly/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)
COLORADO, USA - FEBRUARY 20: US President Donald Trump addresses supporters during a Keep America Great campaign rally at the Broadmoor World Arena in Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States on February 20, 2020. (Photo by Jason Connolly/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)
COLORADO, USA - FEBRUARY 20: US President Donald Trump addresses supporters during a Keep America Great campaign rally at the Broadmoor World Arena in Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States on February 20, 2020. (Photo by Jason Connolly/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)
COLORADO, USA - FEBRUARY 20: US President Donald Trump addresses supporters during a Keep America Great campaign rally at the Broadmoor World Arena in Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States on February 20, 2020. (Photo by Jason Connolly/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)
COLORADO SPRINGS, CO - FEBRUARY 20: U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner (R-CO) joins President Donald Trump on stage during a Keep America Great rally on February 20, 2020 in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Gardner, a first-term Republican senator, is up for reelection this year. (Photo by Michael Ciaglo/Getty Images)
COLORADO SPRINGS, CO - FEBRUARY 20: Ultimate Fighting Championship president Dana White greets President Donald Trump on stage during a Keep America Great rally on February 20, 2020 in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Vice President Mike Pence and Sen. Cory Gardner, a first-term Republican up for reelection this year, joined Trump at the rally. (Photo by Michael Ciaglo/Getty Images)
COLORADO SPRINGS, CO - FEBRUARY 20: U.S. Rep. Ken Buck (R-CO) shakes hands with President Donald Trump on stage during a Keep America Great rally on February 20, 2020 in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Vice President Mike Pence and Sen. Cory Gardner, a first-term Republican up for reelection this year, joined Trump at the rally. (Photo by Michael Ciaglo/Getty Images)
COLORADO SPRINGS, CO - FEBRUARY 20: U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton (R-CO) shakes hands with President Donald Trump on stage during a Keep America Great rally on February 20, 2020 in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Vice President Mike Pence and Sen. Cory Gardner, a first-term Republican up for reelection this year, joined Trump at the rally. (Photo by Michael Ciaglo/Getty Images)
COLORADO SPRINGS, CO - FEBRUARY 20: U.S. Rep. Doug Lamborn (R-CO) shakes hands with President Donald Trump on stage during a Keep America Great rally on February 20, 2020 in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Vice President Mike Pence and Sen. Cory Gardner, a first-term Republican up for reelection this year, joined Trump at the rally. (Photo by Michael Ciaglo/Getty Images)
COLORADO SPRINGS, CO - FEBRUARY 20: U.S. Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt (L) joins President Donald Trump on stage during a Keep America Great rally on February 20, 2020 in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Vice President Mike Pence and Sen. Cory Gardner, a first-term Republican up for reelection this year, joined Trump at the rally. (Photo by Michael Ciaglo/Getty Images)
COLORADO SPRINGS, CO - FEBRUARY 20: People laugh as President Donald Trump speaks to supporters during a Keep America Great rally on February 20, 2020 in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Vice President Mike Pence and Sen. Cory Gardner, a first-term Republican up for reelection this year, joined Trump at the rally. (Photo by Michael Ciaglo/Getty Images)
COLORADO SPRINGS, CO - FEBRUARY 20: President Donald Trump speaks about his debate performance statistics to supporters during a Keep America Great rally on February 20, 2020 in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Vice President Mike Pence and Sen. Cory Gardner, a first-term Republican up for reelection this year, joined Trump at the rally. (Photo by Michael Ciaglo/Getty Images)
COLORADO SPRINGS, CO - FEBRUARY 20: President Donald Trump mocks choking while describing Democratic Presidential candidate Mike Bloomberg's debate performance during a Keep America Great rally on February 20, 2020 in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Vice President Mike Pence and Sen. Cory Gardner, a first-term Republican up for reelection this year, joined Trump at the rally. (Photo by Michael Ciaglo/Getty Images)
COLORADO SPRINGS, CO - FEBRUARY 20: President Donald Trump speaks to supporters during a Keep America Great rally on February 20, 2020 in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Vice President Mike Pence and Sen. Cory Gardner, a first-term Republican up for reelection this year, joined Trump at the rally. (Photo by Michael Ciaglo/Getty Images)
COLORADO SPRINGS, CO - FEBRUARY 20: President Donald Trump walks onto stage during a Keep America Great rally on February 20, 2020 in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Vice President Mike Pence and Sen. Cory Gardner, a first-term Republican up for reelection this year, joined Trump at the rally. (Photo by Michael Ciaglo/Getty Images)
COLORADO SPRINGS, CO - FEBRUARY 20: President Donald J. Trump leaves the stage as supporters cheer him on at the Broadmoor World Arena on Thursday, February 20, 2020. (Photo by AAron Ontiveroz/The Denver Post)
COLORADO SPRINGS, CO - FEBRUARY 20: President Donald J. Trump speaks to supporters at the Broadmoor World Arena on Thursday, February 20, 2020. (Photo by AAron Ontiveroz/The Denver Post)
COLORADO SPRINGS, CO - FEBRUARY 20: President Donald J. Trump speaks to supporters at the Broadmoor World Arena on Thursday, February 20, 2020. (Photo by AAron Ontiveroz/The Denver Post)
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On Friday, The Washington Post reported that Russia was attempting to help Sanders' campaign. Sanders and Trump, along with other lawmakers, had been briefed on Russia's efforts. Intelligence reports have also shown that Russia is interfering in the election to benefit Trump.

"Democrats in the Great State of Nevada (Which, because of the Economy, Jobs, the Military & Vets, I will win in November), be careful of Russia, Russia, Russia," Trump tweeted earlier Saturday morning. "According to Corrupt politician Adam 'Shifty' Schiff, they are pushing for Crazy Bernie Sanders to win. Vote!"

Although there are no Republican nominating contests being held in Nevada this weekend, Trump held a campaign rally in Las Vegas on Friday.

Trump lost Nevada to Hillary Clinton in 2016 by roughly 2.4 percentage points.

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