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Sanders: Trump Appealing to ‘Nativism, Anger and Racism’

Sunday on MSNBC’s “PoliticsNation with Al Sharpton,” Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) said Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is appealing to “nativism,” and a “certain type of anger” in a “racist way.”

When asked how he feels about being called a left-wing Donald Trump, Sanders said, “I don’t like — you know I don’t mind being called left-wing. I don’t mind being called a Democrat Socialist. Trump is appealing to a certain type of nativism, a certain type of anger, appealing to the basic instincts among people that think if you are born in Mexico you are a rapist or a criminal. I really hate that kind of stuff. I hate that type of demagoguery. We can disagree on immigration reform but let’s not attack a whole group of people in that kind of racist way. In my view the people that I appeal to are angry but they understand it is not immigrants the cause of our problems but the greed of corporate America and wall street and those are the issues that have to be dealt with.”

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