Bernie Sanders Slams Donald Trump’s Anti-Muslim Rhetoric


Bernie Sanders appeared Tuesday on the Tonight Show, where he slammed Donald Trump for distracting Americans away from real problems with divisive rhetoric, especially in light of the Republican front-runner’s recent call to ban Muslims from entering the United States.

“What somebody like Trump is trying to do is divide us up,” Sanders told Jimmy Fallon. “A few months ago we were supposed to hate Mexicans. He thinks they’re all criminals and rapists. Now he think we’re supposed to hate Muslims. That kind of crap is not going to work in the United States of America.”

“I think what the American people understand is that given the problems we face, we have to stand together, come together, and create a decent life for all of our people and stop this scapegoating of one group or another,” he continued.

Sanders’ response drew a raucous applause from the audience.

Trump’s proposal on Monday to prevent Muslims from entering the country has sparked widespread rebuke from both Democrats and Republicans. Despite the condemnation, the business magnate continues to support the plan.

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