Trump Labels Sanders A Sellout For Endorsing Clinton

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July 12, 2016 10:56 a.m.

UPDATED: 1:18 p.m.

Donald Trump accused Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) of “selling out” his supporters by endorsing Hillary Clinton on Tuesday.

In a series of tweets sent before and after Clinton and Sanders appeared together in New Hampshire, Trump said that Sanders’ supporters were displeased with the senator’s decision to back his Democratic primary opponent.

Trump shared a video compilation of Sanders criticizing Clinton during debates and campaign rallies, highlighting the Vermont senator’s line about Clinton not being “qualified” to serve as president.

Trump also emphasized Sanders’ critique of Clinton’s support for trade deals including the Trans-Pacific Partnership, which she has since withdrawn. He explicitly called on frustrated Sanders supporters to join his side, an effort he’s made since Clinton emerged as the presumptive Democratic nominee in June.

“The insiders wrote the rules of the game to keep themselves in power and in the money,” Trump said at a rally that month in New York City. “That’s why we’re asking Bernie Sanders’s voters to join our movement, so together we can fix the system for all Americans.”

The real estate mogul previously encouraged Sanders to drop out of the Democratic race and run as an independent candidate, saying he’d been “treated terribly by the Democrats.”

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