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Bernie Sanders: Being Labeled a Communist ‘One Of the Nicest Things’ Donald Trump Said

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Sen. Bernie Sanders told his Sunday night Democratic audience in Flint, Mich., that being called a communist by Donald Trump was “one of the nicest things that he said about me.”

Sanders gave his answer to CNN debate host Anderson Cooper, when Cooper cited Trump’s criticism.

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In October, for example, Trump described Sanders as a “socialist-slash-communist.” Trump also called Sanders a communist in early February at a rally in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. “I’d love to run against him,” Trump said, “To run against a communist in this country … I’d love that.”

But Sanders embraced the criticism Sunday night, saying the description “was one of the nicest things that he said about me.”

From 1917 to 1989, communist rulers — including Vladimir Lenin and Mao Zedong — killed almost 100 million people, according to the 1997 account, “The Black Book of Communism: Crimes, Terror, Repression.”

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