Move over, Joe Biden.
President Trump’s campaign dropped a major bombshell this week by proclaiming Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) to be the real frontrunner in the Democrat primary.
Bad news for Biden
Former Vice President Joe Biden may technically be leading the polls in the Democrat race right now, but Bernie Sanders is rising faster than anyone ever thought possible. Both during the early days of the 2020 campaign and throughout the 2016 campaign, Sanders had a hard time energizing anyone but his fairly narrow base.
That appears to have changed this time around. As other progressive candidates like Beto O’Rourke, Julian Castro, and Kamala Harris drop out, the support for Sanders improves.
Those failed candidates’ supporters are starting to flock to Sanders, bringing his polling numbers to unprecedented levels, a development that was definitely noticed by the Trump administration.
A senior Trump campaign official told Fox News on Monday, “There is no mistaking that Bernie Sanders has to be considered the frontrunner now.”
Party fighting back
To be clear, Sanders winning the Democrat nomination would be a nightmare for the Democrat party. First and foremost, the establishment despises him. He is a communist sympathizer that wants to radically change this country to a socialist ideology, which virtually no establishment Democrat wants to see happen.
They are all for the promising of freebies to land votes but most aren’t on board with Bernie Sanders’ utopian socialist scheme. We have seen Joe Biden and Elizabeth Warren take shots at Sanders and now, he’s demanding the attention of the Trump war room.
The Trump campaign aide cited Sanders’ response to Trump’s strike on Iranian general Qassem Soleimani, stating, “This whole episode with Iran revealed how dangerous [Sanders] would be if he were to somehow become president.”
The aide continued, “He has shown himself to be an apologist for the Iranian regime and someone whose first instinct is to appease states that support terrorism. It’s dangerous. Highlighting that is necessary.”
Even with Sanders starting to take control of the Democrat primaries, the Trump campaign has confidence that Sanders would be defeated come election day if he were to win.
While Democrats may not pull the handle for Trump, most moderate Dems are very unlikely to be willing to support an outspoken socialist such as Sanders. Even though they hate Trump, they don’t hate him enough to put a terrorist sympathizer and socialist into the White House.