Bernie Sanders will speak tonight at the Democratic National Convention, three days after Wikileaks dumped 20,000 emails from DNC officials, some showing that the DNC had a clear bias for Hillary (again, not surprising given that Bernie was never a Democrat). Bernie called for the head of DNC head Debbie Wasserman Schultz, and Bernie got it. Nevertheless, Bernie has been surprisingly mute about the scandal, and — unless there is a Ted Cruz-like surprise in the making — is poised to help unify the party in his speech tonight.
What’s confusing, however, is Trump’s angle on Bernie supporters. There have been suggestions that Trump might make a play for the hardcore Bernie supporters who might otherwise refuse to vote for Hillary. If that’s the case, I have no idea what Trump was trying to accomplish on Twitter during an unusually heavy day of tweets (even for Trump).
Here was a good opportunity to maybe grab a few Bernie voters by showing sympathy for him, but instead, Trump suggests that he’s a fraud.
The Wikileaks e-mail release today was so bad to Sanders that it will make it impossible for him to support her, unless he is a fraud!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 23, 2016
Here, he seems to be reaching out to Bernie supporters in his own Trumpian way.
The Crooked Hillary V.P. choice is VERY disrespectful to Bernie Sanders and all of his supporters. Just another case of BAD JUDGEMENT by H!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 24, 2016
Here, he says that Hillary disrespected Bernie, but also that Bernie is totally “weak.”
Bernie Sanders started off strong, but with the selection of Kaine for V.P., is ending really weak. So much for a movement! TOTAL DISRESPECT— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 24, 2016
Is this another attempt to reach out? “Tim Kaine sucks. Vote for me!”
Looks like the Bernie people will fight. If not, their BLOOD, SWEAT AND TEARS was a total waste of time. Kaine stands for opposite!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 24, 2016
This is just patently untrue. And dumb. Even without Superdelegates, Hillary has 350 more delegates than Bernie.
An analysis showed that Bernie Sanders would have won the Democratic nomination if it were not for the Super Delegates.— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 24, 2016
Oh wait, Bernie is pathetic now?
There is no longer a Bernie Sanders "political revolution." He is turning out to be a weak and somewhat pathetic figure,wants it all to end!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 24, 2016
Sorry folks, but Bernie Sanders is exhausted, just can't go on any longer. He is trying to dismiss the new e-mails and DNC disrespect. SAD!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 24, 2016
I always said that Debbie Wasserman Schultz was overrated. The Dems Convention is cracking up and Bernie is exhausted, no energy left!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 24, 2016
After crapping all over the DNC head, Trump is now calling Hillary disloyal for not sticking by her side, and also taking another shot at Bernie. THE MAN HAS NO FILTER.
Crooked Hillary Clinton was not at all loyal to the person in her rigged system that pushed her over the top, DWS. Too bad Bernie flamed out— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 24, 2016
And now he’s reaching out again!
Even though Bernie Sanders has lost his energy and his strength, I don't believe that his supporters will let Crooked Hillary off the hook!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 24, 2016
What are you doing, Trump? Is there any method at all to his madness, or is he just plain fucking insane? If you want to win over Bernie supporters, you have to be nice to their candidate, or at least show him some respect. SAD!