Thursday on CNN’s “The Lead,” while discussing if supporters of Democratic presidential hopeful Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) will be able to back the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) predicts that Democrats will inevitably “come together,” citing Clinton’s opponent presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump as “a con man” and adding he would be “very dangerous if he was in the White House.”
Partial transcript as follows:
TAPPER: So those are two supporters of Senator Sanders saying that the system is corrupt, it’s rigged and she is the poster girl for that. Barney Frank, former congressman, co-chair of the Democratic rules committee, he told CNN yesterday that Sen Sanders turned up anger amongst his supporters. Can this anger supporters of Senator Sanders anger be assuaged?
STABENOW: Well, it’s hard to lose. I understand that. I was there in 2008 when there were many strong feelings as we brought the primary election to a close. I also know that just as in 2008 as today, everyone who cares passionately about the system being rigged and what’s really being rigged is tax policy instead of giving everybody a fair shot to succeed. And that’s something that Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton both share a strong passion about. So we’ll come together when you look at the other side, somebody who is really a con man and very dangerous if he was in the White House versus our side which is debating how do we get to universal health care? Not whether we should. They want to repeal health care and take away medicare and medicaid as we know it. We’re debating, how do we get to where we want to go? I think as emotions come down, That will become very clear.
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