Donald Trump on Wednesday morning said that Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) is the only other candidate in the presidential race who cares about trade issues and believes that the United States is “being ripped off.”
During an interview on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” Trump mentioned that his campaign has focused a lot on trade — the real estate mogul has slammed the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and said he would “make great trade deals” as president.
“We’re being ripped off by everybody. And I guess that’s the thing that Bernie Sanders and myself have in common. We know about the trade,” Trump said on MSNBC. “But unfortunately he can’t do anything to fix it, whereas I will. I have the best people in the world, and we’ll fix it. We’re losing hundreds and hundreds of billions of dollars a year. And we will fix it. And we’ll make it good. And we’ll bring our jobs back.”
“Bernie Sanders can’t even think in terms of that,” Trump continued. “The only thing he does know, and he’s right about, is that we’re being ripped off. He says that constantly, and I guess he and I are the only two that really say that.”
Sanders, who won the New Hampshire Democratic primary, has blasted the TPP for more than a year.
Watch Trump’s interview on MSNBC. He starts talking about trade near the 1:40 mark.