Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersSanders: Trump is 'a pathological liar' Pressure grows on Perez to enter DNC race Senate sends annual defense bill to Obama's desk MORE (I-Vt.) on Sunday suggested GOP presidential front-runner Donald TrumpDonald TrumpTrump showcases Cabinet picks on 'thank you tour' Trump: Time changed award to 'Person of the Year' to be 'politically correct' Feinstein after dinner with Clinton: She has 'accepted' her loss MORE is afraid of facing him in a general election.
“I think you’ve got a guy who is getting very, very nervous,” he told host George Stephanopoulos on ABC’s “This Week.”
Sanders argued that Trump’s past remarks offer him plenty of ammunition should they battle for voters next November.
“This is a man who is dividing up his country in very serious ways, frightening ways,” the Democratic presidential contender said.
“I think what we are seeing in the Trump campaign is not only racist attacks, but what you’re seeing is attacks on Muslims, on women [and] on veterans,” Sanders added.
“To attack Sen. John McCainJohn McCainSenate votes to elevate Cyber Command in military Senate sends annual defense bill to Obama's desk Trump really can't do much to reduce tensions with Putin's Russia MORE [R-Ariz.] as a POW is crazy. There was a big debate in the United Kingdom parliament on whether or not he should even be allowed to enter the United Kingdom.”
Sanders is currently locked in a fierce battle for the Democratic presidential nomination with front-runner Hillary ClintonHillary Rodham ClintonFeinstein after dinner with Clinton: She has 'accepted' her loss Sanders: Trump is 'a pathological liar' Clintons remember John Glenn as a 'uniquely American hero' MORE.
The former secretary of State leads Sanders by more than 11 points nationwide, according to the latest RealClearPolitics average of polls.