Sanders: My campaign makes Trump ‘very, very nervous’
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Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersPerez to hit the Sunday shows following election victory How Perez edged Ellison for DNC chair Clinton: Dems will be 'strong, unified' with Perez MORE (I-Vt.) on Sunday suggested GOP presidential front-runner Donald TrumpDonald TrumpFrench president rips Trump’s Paris comments By any other name: Revised Trump border rules will still be a Muslim ban Trump's first dinner out in DC: His own hotel 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 McCainDrug importation won't save dollars or lives Dem rep Charlie Crist files for divorce Why the GOP cannot sweep its Milo scandal under the rug 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 ClintonPerez to hit the Sunday shows following election victory Five takeaways from CPAC Clinton: Dems will be 'strong, unified' with Perez MORE.

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