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Trump Tries To Win Over Sanders Supporters

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Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump attempted to take advantage of the divide within the Democratic Party by discussing the hard-fought Democratic primary, but the attempt might have backfired.

Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton is often criticized by the Democratic base for not being progressive enough, and her decisions as a First Lady, Senator from New York, and Secretary of State were criticized by Independent Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont when he challenged Clinton during the primaries.

And Trump brought up those attacks during the third and final presidential debate.

"Bernie Sanders he said you have bad judgment. You do," Trump told Clinton, according to The Hill. "And if you think that going into Mosul, after we let the world know we were going in, and all of the people that we really wanted, the leaders, they’re all gone. If you think that was good, then you do."

But Clinton pointed out that Sanders has not only endorsed her candidacy, but has been a harsh critic of Trump.

“Well, you should ask Bernie Sanders who he’s supporting for president, and he has said as he has campaigned for me around the country you are the most dangerous person to run for president in the modern history of America. I think he’s right," she said.

Sanders has been traveling the country to promote Clinton, as well as several progressive initiatives in state elections, including California's Proposition 61 to regulate pharmaceutical drug prices, the Daily Californian reports.

Sanders took to Twitter to criticize Trump: 

“Donald Trump is the least qualified person to become president in the history of our country. Go vote!”

Sources: The Hill, Bernie Sanders/Twitter, The Daily Californian / Photo credit: Michael Vadon/Flickr

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