Bernie Sanders Paints Scary Potential Picture of Trump Presidency on Colbert

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) returned to "The Late Show" with Stephen Colbert nearly a week after the election to give his insights on what a Trump presidency holds for America. 

"I spoke in 46 states in this country and what I saw was incredible," Sanders told Colbert.

"I saw so many beautiful people, especially young people, black, white, Latino, Asian-American, Native American, incredibly beautiful people who want to make this country into the country that we all know it can become, not only trying to wipe out prejudice, but create an economy that works for all of us, not just the 1%," Sanders explained. "They inspired me." 

The former Democratic candidate believes the Democratic party needs an autopsy in order to figure out how to connect with the working class voters who went for Trump this year. But he also believes that Trump's views do not represent the future of America beyond the next four years. 

"The vast majority of the American people are on our side. Trump's views are a minority," Sanders explained, citing policies from his own platform that do not align with the President-elect's. 

"[Working class] people do not think we should give tax breaks to billionaires," Sanders explained. "They believe we should raise the minimum wage and have pay equity for women. They do believe we should make public colleges and universities tuition-free. So, our job now, and this is terribly important at that moment, [is to] get involved heavily in the political process. When millions stand up and fight back, we will not be denied."

It's also worth noting that Hillary Clinton not only won the popular vote, but the working-class vote as well, according to exit polls. 

Colbert then asked Sanders two very important questions: "What is the best case scenario you see going forward.. [and] the worst case scenario" now that Trump is the president-elect. 

"The best case scenario is that Trump is not an ideologue," Sanders told the host. "His views are all over the place."

Because of which, Sanders believes Trump may actually listen to smart people advising him and do the right thing. 

"What's the worst case scenario," Colbert then asked, warning Sanders to "keep it light."

"The worst case, if not Trump himself, people around Trump are saying, hmm, we've got the House, the Senate... the White House.. the Supreme Court, we're going to change the rules of the game so we don't [ever] lose anymore," Sanders explained.

Bernie Sanders' new book "Our Revolution" hits shelves this week.



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