Sanders: I’ll ‘do everything I can’ to stop Trump
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“What I am concerned about, what I think would be a disaster for the United States of America, is to see a Donald Trump or some right-wing Republican become president of the United States,” he told The New York Daily News on Monday. "I will do everything I can to prevent that from happening."


Sanders said he hasn't thought much about what he'd do to help Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonCarville repeats prediction that Trump will drop out of race What's behind Trump's slump? Americans are exhausted, for one thing Trump campaign reserves air time in New Mexico MORE if she clinched the nomination, because he is still focusing on his own campaign.

“Well, I think you have put the cart ahead of the horse on that one,” he said when asked about becoming Clinton's running-mate. 

“We think we’ve got a shot to win. And that’s what we’re focusing on right now. I am very grateful [for the] millions of people supporting me. How they will vote, I don’t know.”

Sanders noted some common ground with Trump, particularly on recent trade deals.

“If he thinks they’re bad trade deals, I agree with him,” he said. "They are bad trade deals. But we do have some specificity, and it isn’t just going around denouncing bad trade.

“In other words, I do believe in trade. But it has to be based on principles that are fair. ... [Fair] is roughly equivalent to the wages and environmental standards in the United States.”

Sanders is hoping for a big day Tuesday in Wisconsin's primary. He leads Clinton by three points in polling in the state.