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WATCH: Bernie Sanders tells Conan there’s a ‘scary’ double meaning behind Trump’s clownish tweets

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Sen. Bernie Sanders went onto Conan O’Brien’s show this week and was asked for his thoughts so far on Donald Trump’s upcoming presidency.

It goes without saying that his thoughts so far are not pleasant.

Specifically, O’Brien asked Sanders for his take on what Trump was talking about when he tweeted out that he would have won the popular vote were it not for millions of “illegal” voters.

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“First of all, it’s delusional,” Sanders said. “It’s totally insane. Nobody believes that, nobody who studies elections or election patterns.”

That said, Sanders believed there was a more sinister method to Trump’s seeming madness.

“This is what is scary about that — when he says that, he’s really sending a signal to Republicans all over this country… and what he’s saying is, ‘We have got to suppress the vote,'” Sanders explained. “We have got to make it harder for poor people, people of color, immigrants, elderly people to participate because they may be voting against us.”

Similarly, when O’Brien read Trump’s tweet about stripping people of citizenship if they burn the American flag, Sanders saw there was a menacing subtext where Trump was telling dissenters to think twice before taking their grievances public.

“What he is really saying is, ‘If you want to dissent, be careful,'” Sanders said. “It’s not just the American flag here — [it’s] ‘we’re watching you.’ That’s what’s scary about that.”

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Even Fox News shows Trump trailing in 2020 amid market crash and fear over COVID-19

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The expanding COVID-19 epidemic and stock market crashes are not the only bad news for President Donald Trump this week.

A new Fox News poll shows Trump trailing six different Democrats in head-to-head matchups.

The poll showed Trump trailing former Vice President Joe Biden, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and former South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg.

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On Thursday's edition of MSNBC's "The Beat," Trump biographer and "Art of the Deal" co-author Tony Schwartz laid out the president's state of mind over the coronavirus crisis.

"Let's understand Trump," said Schwartz. "Trump is the chief energy officer of this land. So, in other words, his energy has a disproportionate impact on all our energy. And he already raised the anxiety of people over the last four years considerably. He'll exploit fear if he thinks that serves him, or deny fear if he thinks that serves him."

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‘No time for being patronized,’ say youth climate leaders as UK cops warn parents over Fridays for Future protest

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"Young people should not be underestimated—we have a voice and we are strong."

Youth organizers of a Friday climate protest in Bristol, United Kingdom said they have "no time for being patronized" after local police sent a letter to parents warning of inadequate safety measures for the upcoming demonstration, which teenage activist Greta Thunberg and thousands of others are expected to attend.

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