It has long been understood that Bernie Sanders’ supporters are a little bit, well, off, but this week’s wacky backstory takes the cake.
Back in 2016, Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders was cheated out of Democratic presidential nomination by Hillary Clinton, former Secretary of State, and her collusion with the DNC. And this isn’t some fringe theory. The entire scandal was broken wide open by Wikileaks, and the information came straight from the parties involved.
Understandably, supporters of the democratic socialist candidate are a bit concerned about the possibility of a repeat here in 2020. Some would say that they are even a little bit paranoid about the whole thing.
The latest news out of Bernie-land seems to lend weight to that characterization.
President Donald Trump on Friday accused Democrats of trying to sabotage Sen. Bernie Sanders’ presidential bid, echoing allegations from Sanders supporters during the 2016 primary.
“They are rigging the election again against Bernie Sanders, just like last time, only even more obviously,” Trump said in a pair of tweets, claiming that Democrats were using his impeachment trial beginning next week to keep Sanders off the campaign trail in the critical final weeks before the Iowa caucuses.
“They are bringing him out of so important Iowa in order that, as a Senator, he sit through the Impeachment Hoax Trial,” he continued, using derisive nicknames to accuse House Speaker Nancy Pelosi — without evidence —of orchestrating the timing of the trial to give former Vice President Joe Biden a boost. “Crazy Nancy thereby gives the strong edge to Sleepy Joe Biden, and Bernie is shut out again. Very unfair, but that’s the way the Democrats play the game. Anyway, it’s a lot of fun to watch!”
Whether Trump believes this conspiracy theory doesn’t really matter, because the Bernie Bros, already on edge, will take this morsel of doubt and run with it, furthering the already vitriolic civil war occurring on the left side of the aisle.
Even mentioning such a possibility is a shrewd move by President Trump.