Sanders: My campaign makes Trump ‘very, very nervous’
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Sen. Bernie SandersBernard (Bernie) SandersOvernight Defense: Senate passes 0B defense bill | 3,000 US troops heading to Afghanistan | Two more Navy officials fired over ship collisions Senate passes 0B defense bill Dems fear lasting damage from Clinton-Sanders fight MORE (I-Vt.) on Sunday suggested GOP presidential front-runner Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpBiden slams Trump over golf gif hitting Clinton Trump Jr. declines further Secret Service protection: report Report: Mueller warned Manafort to expect an indictment 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.”

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“I understand that, because the last national poll had us 18 points ahead of him. Some state polls had us even more ahead of him.”

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 Sidney McCainSenate's defense authorization would set cyber doctrine Senate Dems hold floor talk-a-thon against latest ObamaCare repeal bill Overnight Defense: Senate passes 0B defense bill | 3,000 US troops heading to Afghanistan | Two more Navy officials fired over ship collisions 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 Diane Rodham ClintonBiden slams Trump over golf gif hitting Clinton Overnight Cybersecurity: Equifax hit by earlier hack | What to know about Kaspersky controversy | Officials review EU-US privacy pact Overnight Tech: Equifax hit by earlier undisclosed hack | Facebook takes heat over Russian ads | Alt-right Twitter rival may lose domain MORE.

The former secretary of State leads Sanders by more than 11 points nationwide, according to the latest RealClearPolitics average of polls.