Donald Trump on Friday declined to answer whether he would consider Bernie Sanders as a running mate, noting he thinks many of Sanders’s supporters will eventually back him in November.
“Oh wow, that’s a great question,” the presumptive Republican presidential nominee said on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” when asked whether he would consider Sanders.
Trump said he has some things in common with Sanders before noting, “I do have much bigger crowds than him, but that’s okay.”
“The difference between Bernie and myself is I know how to make those trade deals fantastic and he doesn’t. He has no clue,” Trump added.
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“But as your number two, he could watch and learn from you ,” panelist Nicolle Wallace said.
“He’s got too many things in the bag,” Trump replied.
Trump said angry Sanders supporters who dislike Hillary Clinton will flip to supporting Trump in the general election.
A YouGov poll released earlier this month says 61 percent of Sanders voters have an unfavorable view of Clinton, while just 38 percent view her favorably.
Clinton has said she hopes and expects Sanders and his supporters to unite behind her when she clinches the Democratic presidential nomination.
“Senator Sanders has to do his part,” Clinton said Thursday in an interview with CNN. “That’s why the lesson of 2008, which was a hard-fought primary, as you remember, is so pertinent here. Because I did my part.”