If your presidential candidate didn’t earn his party’s nomination, would you vote for the man on the opposite side of the aisle?
Kind of weird to think about.
And yet, it appears that a number of Bernie Sanders fans will vote for President Trump if anyone other than the Democrat Socialist earns the Democrat Party nomination.
From Washington Examiner:
“Bernie or bust” is their rallying cry, and many supporters of socialist Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., say they will vote for President Trump if their candidate is denied the Democratic nomination a second time.Trending:
After the 2016 election, the Cooperative Congressional Election Study found about 12% of those who voted for Sanders in the Democratic primaries voted for Trump in the general election. There are early signs that Sanders fervor is so strong that this could double in 2020, a development that could hand the White House to Trump for a second term.
An Emerson College poll this month showed 26% of those who support Sanders in the Democratic primaries and caucuses would support Trump over Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., despite their overlapping policy positions.
Ann Coulter has completely lost her mind.
In 2016, she backed Donald Trump harder than anybody because he promised to take a tough stance on illegal immigration.
Although the jury is still out on whether 45 has been as strong on border crossings as many would have liked (considering record numbers of migrants are still making their way into the country then released into the U.S. due to lack of border patrol housing), there’s only so much he can do by himself when Congressional Democrats and the mainstream media are attacking him from all angles.
Coulter, without question a one-issue voter, now says she’ll consider voting for Democrat Socialist candidate Bernie Sanders in 2020.
Think about that for a second. Coulter campaigned for Trump just a few years ago, now she’s telling the nation she was never a conservative to begin with?
From Fox News:
In a preview clip of PBS’s “Firing Line with Margaret Hoover” released Wednesday, host Margaret Hoover asked Coulter how she viewed the progressive senator. She asked whether she would support him if he campaign on “getting rid of low-skilled workers” to ensure higher wages.
Coulter said, “If he went back to his original position, which is the pro-blue-collar position. I mean, it totally makes sense with him. If he went back to that position, I’d vote for him. I might work for him. I don’t care about the rest of the socialist stuff. Just– can we do something for ordinary Americans?”
Coulter was apparently referencing Sanders’ policy position from 2007 where he opposed an immigration reform bill that he feared would drive down wages for lower-income workers. He co-authored a restrictive immigration amendment with Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-IA. The bill ultimately failed to pass the Senate.
Ann Coulter feeling the Bern? The conservative commentator says Sanders has supported immigration policies that could earn him her vote, adding she’d be willing to overlook “the rest of the socialist stuff.” pic.twitter.com/8vH4LAWmVP
— Firing Line with Margaret Hoover (@FiringLineShow) April 17, 2019
The 2020 Democrat Socialist presidential candidate is now advocating for allowing felons to vote while incarcerated.