Trump mistakes Sanders’s campaign for his own

Donald TrumpDonald TrumpTrump thought biker rally crowd would resemble ‘I Have a Dream’ speech Weld wins Libertarian nomination for VP Dems to Clinton: Ignore Trump on past scandals MORE on late Wednesday confused a description of Bernie SandersBernie SandersTrump thought biker rally crowd would resemble ‘I Have a Dream’ speech Sanders supporter challenges Wyo. delegate allocation Snowden mocks Trump for refusing to debate Sanders MORE’s Democratic presidential campaign with his own Republican White House run.

“I wanted to describe a candidate to you,” MSNBC anchor Mika Brzezinski told Trump during a town hall in Charleston, S.C.

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“That candidate is considered a political outsider by all of the pundits,” she said. "He’s tapping into the anger of voters, delivers a populist message.

“He believes everyone in the country should have healthcare. He advocates for hedge fund managers to pay higher taxes,” Brzezinski added. "He is drawing thousands of people at his rallies and bringing in a lot of new voters into the political process. Who am I describing?”

“You’re describing Donald Trump,” the outspoken billionaire responded.

“Actually, I was describing Bernie Sanders,” Brzezinski countered.

Trump then admitted he notices one specific parallel between himself and Sanders in the political message they are each delivering.

“I’ll tell you, there’s one thing we’re very similar in,” he said of the Independent Vermont senator. "He knows that our country is being ripped off big league, big league, on trade. The problem is, he can’t do anything about it, he’s not going to be able to, whereas I’m going to do things."

Trump argued that Sanders lacks his comprehension of global markets, rendering him incapable of bartering better trade deals for America abroad.

“I mean, he doesn’t understand what’s happening,” he said. "I’m talking about negotiating with them. We have all the cards, [but] we don’t play them.

“We’re negotiating against great negotiators. China, Mexico, Japan — we’re going to start doing great things with those. And that’s the thing — Bernie Sanders can’t do it."

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