Bernie Sanders represented a revolt within the Democratic party, which was massively under covered by the mainstream media, and Hillary Clinton’s campaign never decided to really reach out to the disenfranchised voters on the left.
During the primaries the DNC was shown to be colluding directly with the Hillary Clinton campaign (thanks to Wikileaks), while suppressing Bernie Sander’s efforts to drum up support, which only further enflamed his voters. Despite all of this, Sander’s still endorsed Hillary and campaigned for her across the country. It wasn’t enough to convince his supporters to cast their votes for Clinton, however, as some students at a Sander’s rally for Hillary last week used the opportunity to speak out about her corruption and had to be physically forced off the stage.
According to the Daily Caller, Sander’s spoke out in support of Donald Trump, focusing on the failures of the establishment to acknowledge the concerns of American citizens.
“Donald Trump tapped into the anger of a declining middle class that is sick and tired of establishment economics, establishment politics and the establishment media,” Sanders said. “People are tired of working longer hours for lower wages, of seeing decent paying jobs go to China and other low-wage countries, of billionaires not paying any federal income taxes and of not being able to afford a college education for their kids – all while the very rich become much richer.”
The Vermont senator had been campaigning heavily for Hillary Clinton in the lead-up to Tuesday’s election. At times, though, he was off message. Sanders said on Saturday that voters are “tired of the establishment.”
In addition to Sanders, many opponents of Trump who criticized him up and down throughout the election are now coming out of the woodwork offering their “support”. It’s funny how things change when pundits have something to gain by praising a person that they previously lambasted. Something tells me Donald Trump has a long memory, however, and won’t forget the nastiness thrown his way by his opponents, as well as Republicans within his own party.