Based on what Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) has done and said, President Donald Trump believes hes a communist.
During an interview that broadcast before Super Bowl LIV on Feb. 2, Trump was asked about his thoughts on leading Democratic presidential candidates, including Sanders, 78.
“I think hes a communist. I mean, you know, look, I think of communism when I think of Bernie,” Trump, 73, told Fox News host Sean Hannity.
“Now, you could say socialist, but didnt he get married in Moscow?”
Hannity corrected Trump, noting that Sanders honeymooned in the former Soviet Union but did not get married there, before the president continued.
“I think of Bernie sort of as a socialist but far beyond a socialist,” Trump said. “At least hes true to what he believes.”
Sanders is a self-described socialist. His campaign didnt respond to a request for comment.
Trump has criticized the Democratic National Committee in recent weeks over alleged attempts to keep Sanders from winning the Democratic primary.
On Jan. 23, Trump wrote that Sanders took the lead in the primary “but it is looking more and more like the Dems will never allow him to win!” On Feb. 2, Trump denigrated former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, before claiming the billionaire was “getting the DNC to rig the election against Crazy Bernie.”
Trump was referring to a rule change that appeared to pave the way for Bloomberg, 77, to appear in a debate for the first time.