Trump master-trolls Democrats with congratulations to 'Crazy Bernie' on his Nevada win
Well, it happened.
Socialist dinosaur Bernie Sanders won the Democrats' Nevada primary and gaiety ensued. Here's a bit of the celebration on the rabid left:
Breaking: We won Nevada!— Bernie Sanders (@BernieSanders) February 23, 2020
We are building an unprecedented grassroots movement, and together, there is nothing we cannot accomplish.
Let’s take the next step and win it all. Chip in here: https://t.co/K75dGyYsR6 pic.twitter.com/1sEuhgy9Kb
Solo hay un camino: juntos.— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) February 23, 2020
Gracias, Nevada. pic.twitter.com/chm5BBQrL2
I am tearing up just thinking about what it would mean to Americans everywhere--and to the world--to have @BernieSanders as President, fighting for US. I am so ready for that.— Pramila Jayapal (@PramilaJayapal) February 23, 2020
Don't tell @realDonaldTrump this because he'll get very nervous—we're going to beat him in Texas.— Bernie Sanders (@BernieSanders) February 23, 2020
One problem: President Trump is celebrating, too:
Looks like Crazy Bernie is doing well in the Great State of Nevada. Biden & the rest look weak, & no way Mini Mike can restart his campaign after the worst debate performance in the history of Presidential Debates. Congratulations Bernie, & don’t let them take it away from you!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 22, 2020
Which is hilarious, given the weird specter of an incumbent president congratulating a supposedly strengthening rival.
Except of course, that even in the Democrats' books, Sanders is the most beatable of all of them, someone Trump will thump down like a drum in November due to voter loathing of socialism.
It was master-trolling at its best, with Trump in classic form.
What makes it funny, of course, is that as Bernie celebrates, other Democrats are getting the cold sweats, knowing full well that Bernie may be popular with his own slice of the vote, but he's not popular with 'normals,' including ordinary Democrats, and that's bound to depress voter turnout. With defeat the inevitable result of putting Sanders at the top of the Democratic ticket, Democrats know that Trump celebrating beforehand means they have nothing to celebrate at all.
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With Trump after them, taunting them like a little kid picking the wings off a noxious insect, making it scream (they're the insect), everyone else can only laugh.
Maybe this should send a message to Democrats that something's wrong in their party that a truly crazy socialist who honeymooned in the U.S.S.R. is now going to be their nominee, despite their best efforts to rig the process to stop him.
It signals that Trump is confident of his re-election victory and Democrats now face another McGovern-style fiasco. Trump knows what he's doing with this tweet. And Democrats know he knows what he's doing.
Yet they're helpless.
When your enemy is cheering your choice, is there any question you've got a loser on your hands? Keep going, Crazy Bernie.
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