Bernie Sanders Supporter at Trump Rally in Florida: He’s ‘For the People’

MIAMI, Florida — Jessica Mion of Miami arrived at Wednesday’s sweltering noonday rally for Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump wearing a “Feel the Bern” hat and a “Make America Great Again” tank top.

So what was the Bernie Sanders supporter doing at the rally?

“I should be the last person to vote for Donald Trump,” she told Breitbart News.

“I’m a legal immigrant, I’m female, I’m Hispanic, I’m a Bernie supporter.

“The way that I see it is that Bernie was running for the people, and so is Trump. They’re populists. That resonates with me.

“Trump and Bernie care about people, instead of enriching themselves and their donors.”

Hispanics for Trump at Miami Florida Rally (Joel Pollak / Breitbart News)
Asked if Sanders’s decision to support Hillary Clinton carried any weight with her, she answered:

“Not at all. I feel like he was coerced into supporting her. I believe he was beaten into submission, beaten into supporting her.

“I could not, in good conscience, vote for Hillary Clinton and sleep at night,” she concluded.

Anti-Alicia Muchado sign (Joel Pollak / Breitbart News)
Her boyfriend, Enzo, said that he had supported Trump from the beginning, because he “wasn’t a politician.”

He predicted that Trump would win the Sunshine State.

“I’m Cuban-American, and the narrative that Hispanics are voting for Clinton isn’t true. All the Cubans I know who are Democrats — including my parents’ friends — are all for Trump.

“People who are voting for Hillary Clinton just don’t like Trump, but they aren’t enthusiastic.” He speculated that reluctant Hillary Clinton supporters might not turn out at all.

Backstage view of Trump Miami Florida Rally (Joel Pollak / Breitbart News)
Over 4,200 turned out for the rally at Miami’s Bayfront Park Amphitheater, the first of four stops for the Trump campaign in Florida over 24 hours, including Orlando, Pensacola, and Jacksonville.

Joel B. Pollak is Senior Editor-at-Large at Breitbart News. His new book, See No Evil: 19 Hard Truths the Left Can’t Handle, is available from Regnery through Amazon. Follow him on Twitter at @joelpollak.


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