The country isn’t as divided as the media makes it seem, Democratic presidential candidate Bernie SandersBernie SandersMcConnell accuses Democrats of sowing division by 'downplaying progress' on election security The Hill's Campaign Report: Arizona shifts towards Biden | Biden prepares for drive-in town hall | New Biden ad targets Latino voters Why Democrats must confront extreme left wing incitement to violence MORE said at a campaign stop in Idaho Falls, Idaho Friday.


“What the media tries to do is divide us up and suggest this country is hopelessly divided and everybody hates everybody,” Sanders said. “Sometimes we forget … nobody agrees with anybody else 100 percent of the time.”

He added: “I think sometimes the divisions are not quite as deep as some would make out.”

He said, for example, that Republicans and Democrats in Idaho can probably agree that the U.S. economy is “rigged” to benefit the super wealthy and that elections shouldn’t be bought.

“You met my wife Jane. She’s a little bit smarter than I am,” Sanders said. “We don’t agree on everything. That’s true for families. That’s true for society.”

Sanders's Idaho stop comes ahead of the state's Democratic caucuses Tuesday.