Trump talks up ‘surging’ Sanders in the primary with eye toward destroying him in the general

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President Trump and his aides are trying to boost Bernie Sanders ahead of the Iowa caucuses as they seek to secure a hard-line socialist opponent in November’s election, according to Republican sources.

They point to Trump campaign speeches, the presidential Twitter feed, and allies’ comments talking up the 78-year-old senator’s chances of winning the nomination as evidence of the strategy. Conversely, Sanders is also the target of Trump verbal attacks, but those are designed to excite his grassroots supporters and provide him with fundraising messages.

Trump talks up ‘surging’ Sanders in the primary with eye toward destroying him in the general
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