Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump added one more plea Wednesday to his long list of entreaties aimed at supporters of Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders.
“Everywhere I look, I see the possibilities of what our country could be. But we can’t solve any of these problems by relying on the politicians who created them,” Trump said as he began a speech that largely focused on dismantling Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s record.
“We will never be able to fix a rigged system by counting on the same people who rigged it in the first place,” Trump said. “The insiders wrote the rules of the game to keep themselves in power and in the money.”
Trump then focused directly on the supporters of Sanders, many of whom have said they will not vote for Clinton for president. A Bloomberg poll recently found only 55 percent of Democrats who backed Sanders will support Clinton in November.
“That’s why we’re asking Bernie Sanders’ voters to join our movement, so together we can fix the system for all Americans. Importantly, this includes fixing all of our many disastrous trade deals,” he said. “Because it’s not just the political system that’s rigged. It’s the whole economy.”
Trump then targeted those he said are to blame.
“It’s rigged by big donors who want to keep down wages. It’s rigged by big businesses who want to leave our country, fire our workers, and sell their products back into the U.S. with absolutely no consequences for them. It’s rigged by bureaucrats who are trapping kids in failing schools,” he said.
“It’s rigged against you, the American people,” he added.
h/t: The Hill