Republican nominee for United States president Donald Trump thinks that Bernie Sanders is poorly handling the recent leak by Wikileaks, which included 20,000 emails sent by DNC staff members that appeared to favor presumptive Democratic nominee for United States president Hillary Clinton, and that he is nothing more than a “weak and somewhat pathetic figure” at this point.
Never one to be far from controversy, Trump has had an interesting past few weeks. After last month’s shooting at Pulse, a popular LGBT nightclub in Orlando, Florida, Clinton appeared to be pulling away from Trump in numerous polls. Her double-digit lead in many polls, notably Reuters/Ipsos, showed that potential voters were frightened at the idea of Trump becoming the next president of the United States, as the Inquisitr reported.
Since the shooting, Trump has continued to call for a temporary ban on Muslims from entering the United States who are from countries with ties to terrorism. Additionally, he has not backed off of his desire to build a wall that will block illegal immigrants from entering the United States from Mexico. He has also made controversial claims regarding Black Lives Matter and the recent shootings pertaining to African-American men and police officers.
Regardless, Trump has closed the gap, and he is tied with Clinton in numerous polls, and that includes the latest Reuters/Ipsos poll, as the Inquisitr reported. After a fairly successful Republican National Convention, it appears as though Trump may have a legitimate chance of defeating Clinton and becoming the next president of the United States.
With the Democratic National Convention set to begin tomorrow in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, a new controversy has already risen. As Fortune reports, DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman-Schultz will not be speaking at the convention. While this may calm some of Bernie Sanders supporters, they still feel as though the entire thing was rigged. From the very beginning, they believed the party favored Clinton and would do everything in their power to ensure that she received the nomination instead of Sanders.
As usual, Trump took to Twitter to voice his opinion about Sanders and how he is dealing with the situation.
As the Los Angeles Times reports, Sanders is calling for Wasserman-Schultz to resign.
“She should resign, period. I think we need a new chair who is going to lead us in a very different direction. We need a party that reaches out to working people and young people, and I don’t think her leadership style is doing that.”
While Sanders was critical of Wasserman-Schultz, he said that he still supports Clinton and that she is “a superior candidate to Trump.”
Even though he may be doing it to unify the party, many feel as though Sanders is wrong in supporting Clinton. Since he has been viewed as the anti-establishment candidate, many people did not see him endorsing Clinton, who has drastically different views than him on numerous issues.
As the Huffington Post reports, Trump felt as though Sanders supporters could be convinced to vote for him. While he may manage to capture a small fraction of them, the majority of them are likely going to vote for Clinton.
“Immediately after Sanders endorsed Clinton, a number of his prominent backers announced they would support her, too. A poll from Pew Research Center this month indicates that Trump’s efforts to win over Sanders voters is likely to be a bust. Eighty-five percent of Sanders’ Democratic and Democratic-leaning supporters said they will vote for Clinton in the general election. Only 9 percent said they would vote for Trump.”
This week’s Democratic National Convention is going to have a major impact on upcoming polls between Republican nominee for United States president Donald Trump and presumptive Democratic nominee for United States president Hillary Clinton. While many feel as though the Republican Party is not unified, the fallout from the Wikileaks email leak could cause major disturbances within the Democratic Party.
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