Trump Panders to Bernie Voters Because Wall Street Rejected Him (VIDEO)
On Wednesday, in his scathing anti-Hillary speech, Donald Trump made a far-fetched pitch to Bernie Sanders' supporters.
“They wrote the rules of the game to keep themselves in power—and in the money," Trump said. "That’s why we’re asking Bernie Sanders’ voters to join our movement. So together we can fixed the system for all Americans, so important. Because it’s not just the political system that’s rigged; It’s the whole economy.”
So, a lot of that’s true. Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump both spent the primaries fighting against the establishment of both Democratic and Republican parties. Both candidates have openly condemned what they feel is a “rigged” system. But we should still be wary of Trump’s talking points.
“He says we can now fix the system. Really?” asked Cenk Uygur, host of The Young Turks. “Donald Trump, how are you going to fix the system? I would love to hear that," Uygur challenged. "He doesn’t have any ideas how to fix the system. He’s not going to fix the system. He doesn’t care. All he cares about is Donald Trump. He has never proposed a single idea for how to fix the corruption, not one.”
Donald Trump sailed through the primaries under the premise that he wasn’t and couldn't be bought. And his message about the donors who buy elections may work especially in swing states, where he’s currently nearly tied with Hillary Clinton, such as Ohio and Florida.
“Isn’t that unbelievable?" Uygur exclaimed. "After all the insane things he’s said? Now that the whole business community's against him, corporate media have been pulverizing him, deservedly so, but they have. Why? Because he’s said things like ‘maybe I’ll bankrupt the country like I did in my personal life and we won’t pay our bills, but hey that’ll be a good deal for us.’ No! That won’t be a good deal! You’ll ruin the economy!”
Wall Street has unleashed hell on Trump because of this of his irresponsible economic pronouncements (and habit of defaulting on banks and suing people.) Then again, running against Wall Street is “not that bad of a political strategy,” as Uygur puts it.
Earlier this week, CNN asked Trump to explain why this campaign currently has a mere $1 million versus Hillary Clinton's $42 million.
“All of the money [Hillary Clinton is] raising is blood money," Trump insisted. "She’s getting tremendous amounts of money from Wall Street; She’s going to take care of Wall street. She’s getting tremendous amounts of money from lots of people — she’s going to take care of all those people.”
But Donald Trump is no Bernie Sanders when it comes to taking on the big banks, and the fact that some Sanders supporters may just hate Clinton enough to vote for him in protest seems unlikely to sway the results.
And don't believe the anti-Wall Street line.
“Donald Trump tried to get money from the same exact people," Uygur clarified. "We have reports of him reaching out to Wall Street, to millionaire and billionaire donors from Republicans. He just failed at it. He’s a loser. He didn’t do it right."