Bernie Slams ‘Dictator’ Trump’s RNC Speech, But Sanders Supporters Split

Bernie Slams ‘Dictator’ Trump’s RNC Speech, But Sanders Supporters Split

Donald Trump gave a powerful speech on Thursday night at the Republican National Convention. On several occasions he mentioned Bernie Sanders who watched the night play out from his living room.

Donald Trump: “Nobody knows the system better than me, which is why I alone can fix it,” Trump said in his nomination acceptance speech. “I have seen firsthand how the system is rigged against our citizens, just like it was rigged against Bernie Sanders – he never had a chance.”

“But his supporters will join our movement, because we will fix his biggest issue: trade. Millions of Democrats will join our movement because we are going to fix the system so it works for all Americans,” he added.

According to RT, using the hashtag #RNCwithBernie, the Democrat who recently endorsed his former rival Hillary Clinton, live-tweeted his disgust at the speech, chiefly Trump’s blatant efforts to co-opt his supporters.

Sanders was not impressed with Trump’s comments and took to Twitter to encourage his followers to stay true to the Democrat party.

Sanders did not hold back on Instagram either, maintaining that his supporters would not follow Trump’s “bigotry and divisiveness”, and even compared him to a “dictator.

Elements of Trump’s speech saw him softening towards the middle ground as he reached out to supporters of Sanders. But die-hard fans of the Democrat were having none of it.

Some of Sanders supporters praised Trump’s speech and plan to vote for him in an effort to keep Hillary from becoming president.

Some celebrities were also quick to give their opinions on the speech and they didn’t have many compliments for Trump.


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