Attempting to shore up a campaign that is lacking in funds as much as potential voters, presumptive GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump took to Twitter to recruit Bernie Sanders followers who are disappointed with the Vermont senator’s endorsement of Hillary Clinton Tuesday morning.
As you might expect on Twitter — where “delete your account” is one of the nicer comments — it didn’t go well.
Prior to the rally, where Sander’s threw his support behind Clinton and attacked Trump, he wrote: “Bernie Sanders, who has lost most of his leverage, has totally sold out to Crooked Hillary Clinton. He will endorse her today – fans angry!”
In that vein, he continued, “I am somewhat surprised that Bernie Sanders was not true to himself and his supporters. They are not happy that he is selling out!”
Commenters, who see a substantial difference between the Vermont senator who built his campaign on income inequality and the New York businessman who opposes raising the minimum wage, begged to differ, with one writing, “you’re more used to going bankrupt than selling out.”
A sampling below.
@realDonaldTrump Bernie folks will not vote for a racist clown like you, Donald
— L.O.M.P.E. (@Lompemann) July 12, 2016
@realDonaldTrump I am somewhat surprised that you're still running when it's clear women are going to rule the world starting this year.
— Tom Bwana (@TomBwana) July 12, 2016
@realDonaldTrump Ryan is going to take your nomination. Hahahahaha!
— Caleb Rapoport (@CalebRapoport) July 12, 2016
@realDonaldTrump you’re more used to going bankrupt than selling out…
— Andrew Strauss (@straussanator) July 12, 2016
@realDonaldTrump His fans (and I'm one of them) are still way too smart to ever vote for you, you doughy orange menace.
— Brad Reed (@bwreed) July 12, 2016
@realDonaldTrump we don't support racists. sorry
— Arabs For Bernie (@ArabsForBernie) July 12, 2016
— Chad Kimrey (@TheChoons) July 12, 2016
A Bernie voter pic.twitter.com/RcEE3I1Bxt
— Dustin Park (@dustbag44) July 12, 2016
— David De Santiago (@Dahveed97od) July 12, 2016
@realDonaldTrump YOU'RE A FRAUD & A SERIAL CON ARTIST WHY WOULD THEY WANNA SUPPORT YOU?!?
— Andrew (@snickerfritz04) July 12, 2016
— Tom Welch (@PharmTender) July 12, 2016
@realDonaldTrump Bernie supporters are not nearly as dumb as your base. This is embarrassing.
— Chris Jackson (@ChrisCJackson) July 12, 2016
@realDonaldTrump your policies are no where close to what Bernie pushed for.
— Jeff Lewis (@ChicagoPhotoSho) July 12, 2016
Speaking for most of America:
— ♌️8/02♌️ (@__Controlla__) July 12, 2016