Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump says Bernie Sanders “sold out to the devil” in supporting rival Hillary Clinton and says many Sanders supporters will turn to the Trump campaign “especially because of my views on trade.” Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
Trump: “Bernie sold out to the devil”
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STORY: Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump lashes out at his Democratic rival Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders during a campaign event in Bedford, New Hampshire on Thursday (September 29).
Trump says Sanders “sold out to the devil” in making a deal with Clinton.
The Republican said “the deal he made with Hillary was not the right thing and it wasn’t representative of what he should have done to his people, and we’re going to have a lot of Bernie people supporting us, especially because of my views on trade.”
Trump also referred to Monday night’s debate, saying “every single online poll said we won…”
A majority of Americans say Clinton won Monday night’s presidential debate, but her performance doesn’t appear to have boosted her level of support among likely voters, according to a Reuters/Ipsos national tracking poll released on Wednesday.
The online poll, which gathered responses from more than 2,000 people on Tuesday, found that 56 percent of American adults felt that Clinton did a better job than Trump in the first of their three televised debates, compared with 26 percent who felt that Trump did better.
U.S. presidential debates have historically been seen as a crucial test of candidates’ poise and policies. They also provide a major platform for the candidates to try to win over millions of undecided voters.
Among those who are expected to take part in the Nov. 8 general election, 34 percent said they felt that the debate changed their view of Clinton in a positive way, compared with 19 percent who said the same of Trump.
Some 31 percent of likely voters said the debate improved Clinton’s chances of winning the White House, while 16 percent said the debate benefited Trump.
Even so, Clinton’s performance seemed to have little impact on her support among America’s likely voters. The poll showed 42 percent supported Clinton while 38 percent supported Trump. Over the past few weeks Clinton has maintained a lead of between 4 and 6 points over Trump.