Former Obama Campaign Manager Warns President Trump Would Be 'Excited' To Run Against Bernie Sanders


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Jim Messina, who served as former President Barack Obama’s campaign manager in 2012, warned in an interview with Politico on Saturday that President Trump would likely love to run against Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) in a general election matchup, due to the senator’s open embrace of socialism

Messina told Politico that Democrats should be wary over the prospect of Sanders securing the Democrat nomination, warning that the Trump campaign will have an easier time exploiting the faults in Sanders’ socialist vision and therefore sway battleground states to the Republican side.

“If I were a campaign manager for Donald Trump and I look at the field, I would very much want to run against Bernie Sanders,” Messina told the outlet. “I think the contrast is the best. He can say, ‘I’m a business guy, the economy’s good and this guy’s a socialist.’”

“I think that contrast for Trump is likely one that

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