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Donald Trump Now Sets His Sights on Bernie Sanders

Donald Trump just published a video calling out Bernie Sanders for being weak.

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GOP front-runner Donald Trump’s Twitter commentary of the first Democratic presidential debate Tuesday was almost as entertaining as the event itself; the real estate mogul both was dismissive of the candidates and aggressively retweeted people who insisted he would smoke any of the contenders onstage in Las Vegas. By Wednesday, after conventional wisdom declared former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton as the winner and Sen. Bernie Sanders as the runner-up, Trump took aim at the Vermont independent who is running as a Democrat.

Late Wednesday morning, Trump posted this on Twitter:

https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/654319238237306881

GOP front-runner Donald Trump’s Twitter commentary of the first Democratic presidential debate Tuesday was almost as entertaining as the event itself; the real estate mogul both was dismissive of the candidates and aggressively retweeted people who insisted he would smoke any of the contenders onstage in Las Vegas. By Wednesday, after conventional wisdom declared former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton as the winner and Sen. Bernie Sanders as the runner-up, Trump took aim at the Vermont independent who is running as a Democrat.

Late Wednesday morning, Trump posted this on Twitter:

It links to a video that shows images of Benghazi and the Islamic State, as a voice-over says, “The world is a dangerous place. We need a tough, strong leader.” It then cuts to a shot of Black Lives Matter protesters disturbing a Sanders campaign event in Seattle. “And it’s not this guy,” the voice says.

The Instagram video ends with this text: “BERNIE CAN’T EVEN DEFEND HIS MICROPHONE HOW WILL HE DEFEND THE COUNTRY?”

It makes sense that Trump would be at odds with Sanders. Their worldviews are completely opposite; Trump is an avowed capitalist, while Sanders refers to himself as a “democratic socialist.”

Trump then went on to dismiss the entire Democratic field — notably, aside from Clinton — with this Tweet:

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