Will Bernie Sanders’ Fans Turn To Donald Trump?

Half of Bernie Sanders’ supporters will end up voting for Donald Trump in this year’s general election, a spokeswoman for the apparent Republican presidential nominee predicted this week.

“I think it’s probably going to be half at some point,” Katrina Pierson told CNN. “Younger voters want to see the status quo busted up, and for those voters; those are going to be trigger voters. They’re not really concerned about all the other things, and it really transcends party, and right now in a race between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, Donald Trump is the only option to break up that system.”

The Hill reported that the billionaire real-estate mogul is reaching out to fans of the Vermont senator, who won 22 state primaries and caucuses during the Democratic campaign. “To all of those Bernie Sanders voters who have been left out in the cold by a rigged system of superdelegates, we welcome you with open arms,” Trump declared Tuesday, referring to the Democratic Party’s nominating process.

Sanders sat down Thursday for one-on-one meetings with President Barack Obama, Vice President Joe Biden and Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid. Democratic leaders are counting on the progressive champion to encourage his followers to vote for Clinton. After his meeting with the president, Sanders pledged to commit himself to making sure Trump does not win in November.

Some political pundits find it hard to believe that Sanders supporters would switch to Trump, whose conservative opinions contrast sharply with the senator’s democratic socialist philosophy. However, voters see both men as outsider politicians who would help bring about fundamental change.

Source: The Hill

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