Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vermont) said on Saturday that former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg “all his money” wouldn’t be enough to beat incumbent President Donald Trump

“The simple truth is that Mayor Bloomberg with all his money will not create the kind of excitement and energy we need to have, the voter turnout we must have to defeat Donald Trump,” Sanders said Saturday at an event in Nevada. 

Sanders went after Bloomberg over a variety of things, including his stop and frisk policing, redlining, his record on taxing the wealthy, social security and raising the minimum wage.

“Let me also say a word to you about the current campaign and to say that regardless of how much money a multi-billionaire candidate is willing to spend on his election we will not create the energy and excitement we need to defeat Donald Trump if that candidate pursued advocated for, and enacted racist policies, like stop and frisk, which caused communities of color in his city to live in fear,” Sanders said. 

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He continued: “We will not defeat Donald Trump with a candidate who, in 2015 stated, and I quote, ‘I for example am not in favor, have never been in favor, of raising the minimum wage.’ “


“We will not defeat Donald Trump with a candidate who opposed modest proposals during Barack Obama’s presidency to raise taxes on the wealthy, while advocating for cuts for Medicare and Social Security.”

“We will not defeat Donald Trump with a candidate who instead of holding the crooks on Wall Street accountable, blamed the end of racist policies, such as redlining, for the financial crisis.”

Although Sanders has held the lead nationally, Bloomberg is steadily climbing in the polls. He spent millions on ads during the Super Bowl, but has yet to appear in a Democratic debate.

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