With Donald Trump coming off a landslide victory in the West Virginia primary, he mocked Hillary Clinton for losing the state to Bernie Sanders. Trump and Clinton are currently in the lead in votes and are expected to get the nominations for their respective parties; therefore, the Republican frontrunner saved most of his insults for Hillary.
“Big wins in West Virginia and Nebraska. Get ready for November — Crooked Hillary, who is looking very bad against Crazy Bernie, will lose!” Trump tweeted on Wednesday morning.
Donald Trump has used unflattering nicknames as a political strategy throughout his campaign, such as “low energy” Jeb Bush, “Little Marco,” “Lying Ted,” “Crooked Hillary,” and now “Crazy Sanders.” Trump, who is no stranger to media relations, often uses these nicknames to entertain his supporters and emphasize his criticisms.
Bernie Sanders is not short on confidence and the “crazy” nickname could indicate that Trump feels that the Vermont Senator has a shot. Several polls have indicated that Bernie Sanders beats Trump more decisively than Clinton.
I don't want to hit Crazy Bernie Sanders too hard yet because I love watching what he is doing to Crooked Hillary. His time will come!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 11, 2016
Despite the poor odds, some political analysts believe that if Sanders continues his winning streak, he could turn superdelegates he needs to his side. During a speech in Oregon, where Hillary is currently in the lead, Sanders assures his supporters that he is in the race to win.
“Let me be as clear as I can be: We are in this campaign to win the Democratic nomination,” he said.
Sanders also makes it clear that defeating Trump is paramount to any disagreement he has with Clinton’s policies.
“Our message to the Democratic delegates who will be assembling in Philadelphia is while we may have many disagreements with Secretary Clinton, there is one area where we agree, and that is we must defeat Donald Trump,” Sanders said.
Sanders feels that Donald Trump’s divisive remarks during his campaign will prevent him for getting to the White House.
“Donald Trump is not going to become president for a number of reasons,” said Sanders.
He goes on to explain why he thinks Trump won’t make it.
“And the major reason is that we cannot have a president who has insulted Latinos and Mexicans, who has insulted Muslims, who every day is insulting women in one way or another, who has insulted veterans like John McCain and others, who has insulted African-Americans in a very profound way — Mr. Trump will not become president because the American people understand that our strength is in our diversity.”
Trump’s campaign is going to be looking at strategies to win over Hispanics and women voters ahead of the nomination.
Donald Trump has not released his tax returns. The real estate mogul will not release them before the 2016 elections citing that an audit of his finances is preventing him from doing so. In an interview with the Associated Press, Trump explained his reasoning.
“There’s nothing to learn from them,” he said and expressed doubt that voters are interested in his taxes.
Interest in Donald Trump’s taxes stems from controversy over his net worth, which has many financial analysts skeptical. Trump’s opponents can use his perceived lack of transparency against him as Hillary has released her tax returns for over a decade.
Donald Trump has narrowed his list of a potential VP candidates to “five or six” people. Without giving names, Trump has expressed that he is looking for a running mate that his highly experienced in politics. Despite having a costly general election campaign ahead with Ted Cruz dropping out, Trump isn’t going to use the public’s money.
“I don’t like the idea of taking taxpayer money to run a campaign. I think it’s inappropriate,” he said to the Associated Press.
Hillary is slightly ahead in the polls against Donald Trump who is looking to turn things around in the general election.
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