Donald Trump Urges Sanders To Run As Independent, Insists Clinton Will Be 'Easy To Beat'

  • by: Alan Duke

Donald Trump has an idea for Bernie Sanders. The Republican frontrunner suggests the Vermont senator wage an independent campaign for president. Of course, it could cut into Hillary Clinton's support as the Democratic nominee if Sanders were on the general election ballot in November. The result could be a Trump presidency.

"They've been treating him very badly and, frankly, he should run as an independent," Trump said Tuesday night after sweeping five northeasten state primaries.

Sanders, who has served in the Senate as an independent but has always caucused with Democrats in Congress. He has given no indication he would consider returning to the independent fold if he fails to win the Democratic nomination.

Trump also boasted that the GOP race is over ater his sweep this week. "I consider myself the presumptive nominee."

He called on Ohio Gov. John Kasich to drop out of the race.

As for Clinton, Trump boasted that she would be "easy to beat" in the general election in November. The only thing the former first lady has going for her is that she is a woman, he said. "If Hillary Clinton were a man, I don't think she's get would get 5% of the vote, and frankly, the only thing she's got going for her is the woman's card."

Clinton's social media team tweeted a response:

  Alan Duke

Editor-in-Chief Alan Duke co-founded Lead Stories after ending a 26-year career with CNN, where he mainly covered entertainment, current affairs and politics. Duke closely covered domestic terrorism cases for CNN, including the Oklahoma City federal building bombing, the UNABOMBER and search for Southeast bomber Eric Robert Rudolph. CNN moved Duke to Los Angeles in 2009 to cover the entertainment beat. Duke also co-hosted a daily podcast with former HLN host Nancy Grace, "Crime Stories with Nancy Grace" and hosted the podcast series "Stan Lee's World: His Real Life Battle with Heroes & Villains." You'll also see Duke in many news documentaries, including on the Reelz channel, CNN and HLN.

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