Black Lives Matter activist: Bernie Sanders could have beaten Donald Trump

Black Lives Matter activist and New York Daily News columnist Shaun King says Democrat Party functionaries deserve “so much of the blame” for Donald Trump’s victory – and says Bernie Sanders would have prevailed had he been the nominee.

“Bernie was the anti-Trump. Trump lacks integrity,” King writes. “Bernie is known for his. Trump is a shady billionaire who has stiffed tons of everyday people. Bernie has spent his whole life fighting for working class folk. Trump is a liar and Bernie is known for his straight-to-the-point honesty.”

He also referenced leaked emails that illustrated a concerted effort to boost Hillary Clinton over Sanders during the primary battle.

Former Democratic National Committee Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz was forced to resign over the scandal, after the hacked emails revealed party officials discussing ways to damage his primary bid and even pondering if there was a way to use his faith as a wedge issue.

King blasts the collaboration in his column.

“Before the Democratic primaries even began or any of the candidates had their first debate, Hillary Clinton and her team had already sowed up commitments from hundreds of career politicians to serve as her superdelegates — building her what often looked like an insurmountable lead,” he writes. “Even in states where Bernie Sanders beat Hillary Clinton by a landslide, party operatives routinely pledged their support to her anyway — all but ignoring the reality that Bernie was building the very type of populist movement that could have actually defeated Donald Trump.”

While Sanders campaigned for Clinton after she bested him in the primary, his team seemed to be quietly seething after her defeat to Trump, telling CNN: “We have nothing polite to say right now.”

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Brandon Kemble
Brandon Kemble

sanders oldass would not beat trump just like Hillary did not

Annette H Harris
Annette H Harris

First things first. HE HAD TO BEAT HER FIRST. Anybody thinking this was a fair election is fooling themselves. The Democrats did not loose the election the self righteous republican stole it by cheating. Look at all they threw that was wrong. Russian Kgb agents , and the FBI 1960 STYLE. DON'T CALL IT AN ELECTION CALL IT A THIEF OF A NATION. THAT A READY HAD A BAD HISTORY OF SINS ON ITS ON PEOPLE TAKE THE NATION BACK TO A SHAMEFUL TIME. AT least we no how much hate is out there for real people

Beverly Brown
Beverly Brown

Any white man would have beat Trump, America not ready to elect a woman.

Terry McMichael
Terry McMichael

Possibly but Hillary and the DNC cheated him yet his followers protest Trump what silly people

Trish Hollenback
Trish Hollenback

No sanders could not have beat Trump, why because there would not have been massive voter fraud and Trump would still have the masses of the silent majority and he would have won. So no matter who ran against Trump he would have WON.

Paula Dowell
Paula Dowell

He only won in mostly white states and in caucuses which suppress votes. We all got Berned!

Connie Riebe
Connie Riebe

wrong we do not want socialism in this country

Bert Baker
Bert Baker

Well He, Didn't! Did He? All Of You Can Thank Hillary!!! !!!

Marie Love
Marie Love

BERNIE SUCKS TRAITOR TO HIS SUPPORTERS SUCKS SUCKS

Nancy Kirtley
Nancy Kirtley

I do not think so. Just my opinion. Why can't we accept the fact that Trump won and get started on bringing this country together. Give the man a chance.

Bill Logan
Bill Logan

riiight pee wee the moron couldnt even beat a crininal

Kurt Malone
Kurt Malone

Too bad Bernie let HRC screw him in every hole and Bernie took it with a smile.

Steven Oliver
Steven Oliver

Just about anyone stood a better chance of beating Trump than Hillary.

Tiana-Malemo Uhi
Tiana-Malemo Uhi

Bernie wants free stuff...what kind of government is that. His best friend Hillary back stab him but still voted for her. Not a firm leader.

Patsy Smith
Patsy Smith

No he could not.Its just as we all prayed for God showed up.

Carin Meisenheimer Kaelin Pannelli
Carin Meisenheimer Kaelin Pannelli

I'm noticing that a lot of you aren't graciously accepting the fact that your candidate lost. In fact you seem to be posting even more hateful things about those who voted for Trump. Some of you are apparently "triggered" because you are posting how "sick" you feel about the results. How did this happen you ask? You created "us" when you attacked our freedom of speech. You created "us" when you attacked our right to bear arms. You created "us" when you attacked our Christian beliefs. You created "us" when you constantly referred to us as racists. You created "us" when you constantly called us xenophobic. You created "us" when you told us to get on board or get out of the way. You created "us" when you forced us to buy health care and then financially penalized us for not participating. You created "us" when you lied and said we could keep our insurance plans and our doctors. You created "us" when you allowed our jobs to continue to leave our country. You created "us" when you attacked our flag. You created "us" when you took God out of our schools. You created "us" when you confused women's rights with feminism. You created "us" when you began to immasculate men. You created "us" when you decided to make our children soft. You created "us" when you decided to vote for progressive ideals. You created "us" when you attacked our way of life. You created "us" when you decided to let our government get out of control. "You" created "us" the silent majority. You created "us" when you began murdering innocent law enforcement officers. You created "us" when you took a knee, or stayed seated or didn't remove your hat during our National Anthem. And we became fed up and we pushed back and spoke up. And we did it with ballots, not bullets. With ballots, not riots. With ballots, not looting. With ballots, not blocking traffic. With ballots, not fires, except the one you started inside of "us". "YOU" created "US". If you don't like"us", LEAVE. It really is just that simple. Copy and paste if you agree

Kisha Green
Kisha Green

This is SO aggravating! Bernie couldn't even beat Hillary in the Democratic primary, how was he going to beat Trump in a general election? The only way to prove that you're a winner is to WIN. You don't hear athletes who lost the qualifying contests for the Olympics claiming they could've been the ones to win the gold! Hillary Clinton was also the establishment choice in 2008 and initially had more Black support than Obama. He had to run a superior campaign and beat her. Bernie Sanders didn't. Btw, Bernie's campaign did a poor job of reaching out to minority communities and organizing Democratic voters. Hillary won the popular vote by millions and counting. Trump was only awarded the presidency by an archaic system rooted in classism and slavery.

Kevin Kitchen
Kevin Kitchen

I don't want to say "told you so" but I told you so. Every poll had Sanders 7 to 10 points over Trump while the same polls had Hillary 3 points or less in key states.

Mark Bennett
Mark Bennett

And he ended up voting for Trump in the end. go figure

Mitzi Boetjer
Mitzi Boetjer

You or really crazy there is no way you could beat trump your trash like Hillary

Bill Burris
Bill Burris

whaaa! woulda coulda shoulda your queen bee Hillary cheated him out of his chance live, with it!

Sam Morris
Sam Morris

It doesn't matter the best man won! Got it! Good!

Michael Lee
Michael Lee

Nobody wanted Hillary thsts why trump won. The Dems put the wrong horse in the race