Bernie Sanders Predicts Trump Will Be a ‘One-Term President’

SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA - AUGUST 23: Democratic presidential candidate U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) speaks during the Democratic Presidential Committee (DNC) summer meeting on August 23, 2019 in San Francisco, California. Thirteen of the democratic presidential candidates are speaking at the DNC's summer meeting. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
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Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) predicted on Monday that President Trump will be a “one-term President.”

Sanders, a top tier candidate in the crowded Democrat field, issued his bold prediction in a tweet to his 9.6 million Twitter followers Monday:

Similar predictions were made in 2016, with Trump’s defeat of Hillary Clinton coming as a shock to political pundits and media personalities across the board. Sanders told supporters during a rally in Syracuse, New York, in 2016 that “Donald Trump will not become president”:

Sanders made a similar prediction at a rally in Salem, Oregon, in 2016, telling the crowd, “Donald Trump is not going to become president”:

Sanders has been slow to criticize his Democrat opponents but has upped his critiques of Trump in recent months, accusing him of suppressing votes, inspiring “violent extremists,” and “picking on minorities”:

He called the president an “idiot” last month for failing to embrace the progressive wing’s narrative on climate change:

While the current Real Clear Politics average shows Sanders defeating Trump by a six-point spread in a hypothetical general election matchup, the Real Clear Politics average also showed Hillary Clinton defeating Trump by a 2.1 percent spread in 2016. At some points during the 2016 race, however, the average showed Clinton defeating Trump by over ten percentage points.

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