Bernie Sanders Is 'Scared to Death' Hillary Clinton Will Lose to Donald Trump
Bernie Sanders joined Host Cenk Uygur of The Young Turks late Friday to discuss the real threat of Donald Trump winning the presidency—and why staying in the race helps the Democrats more than people are giving him credit for.
"Are you worried that Hillary Clinton is going to lose to Donald Trump?" Uygur asked.
It's a question concerning all Democrats since Trump has begun to beat Clinton in the polls.
“Why do you think I’m running all over the state of California doing three rallies a day?" Sanders asked. "We’re going to have a letter going out to superdelegates today or tomorrow... making that point. Am I worried? I’m scared to death," he added.
Sanders' rallies are bringing out hundreds and thousands of new voters to the Democratic Party. And Sanders beats Trump easily in a general election match-up, which is why he believes superdelegates should switch their vote.
“The goal here is to look at the political reality of the moment, and the political reality of the moment is that it is most important to defeat Donald Trump, and you want the candidate leaving that convention who is going to be strongest to defeat Trump," Sanders told Uygur.
Sanders has been battling the superdelegates since the start of the election, when hundreds aligned with Hillary Clinton before any other candidate was in the race.
“What we’re saying is, it is absurd to my mind that Clinton has 400 superdelegate votes before the first ballot is cast and that we have to compete in a situation in which we’re up against closed primaries where a significant part of the population can’t vote.”
On the other hand, Sanders believes that Clinton's establishment ties will continue to hurt her moving into a general election.
“The American people are sick and tired of establishment politics. That’s what it is. Do people really agree with Donald Trump’s absurd views? No. ... And he’s a phony, of course... they perceive him to be ... ‘anti-establishment.' And anybody who is anti-establishment is better than the establishment... Hillary Clinton is the establishment," Sanders pointed out.