Sanders: "We Would Beat" Trump "And Beat Him Badly"

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CHUCK TODD: Your colleague, Senator Claire McCaskell, said that Republicans were licking their chops getting ready. Essentially "They won't touch him right now because they can't wait to run an ad with a hammer and a sickle." What do you say to her?

BERNIE SANDERS: Well, what I say to her, is that if she would look the matchups taking place between Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump right now she would find that we were 15 points ahead of him nationally, that in states -- tossup states, battleground states like Iowa and New Hampshire or even further ahead of them.

I would very much look forward to a race against Donald Trump, a guy who does not want to raise the minimum wage but wants to give hundreds of billions of dollars in tax breaks to the top two-tenths of one percent, who thinks wages in America are too high, and who thinks that climate change is a hoax invented by the Chinese.

Chuck, there would be nothing more in this world that I would like to take on Donald Trump. we would beat him and we would beat him badly.

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