Bernie SandersBernard (Bernie) SandersSanders expected to announce exploratory committee next week Bernie Sanders records announcement video ahead of possible 2020 bid Bill Maher to Dems: ‘Let’s not eat our own’ in 2020 MORE late Wednesday bemoaned the Democratic presidential primary schedule, focusing on its early contests in the South. 

"I think that having so many Southern states go first kind of distorts reality," Sanders said during his latest appearance on "The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore."


Sanders has been on a winning streak, picking up eight of the last nine contests after being clobbered in many Southern states by Democratic front-runner Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonSanders expected to announce exploratory committee next week Bernie Sanders records announcement video ahead of possible 2020 bid Overnight Defense: Trump declares border emergency | .6B in military construction funds to be used for wall | Trump believes Obama would have started war with North Korea | Pentagon delivers aid for Venezuelan migrants MORE.

"Since we've been out of the South, we've been doing pretty well," Sanders remarked. He insisted that despite Clinton's big delegate lead, some of the superdelegates "are going to be coming over."

"The day will come when progressives will win in Mississippi, Alabama and Louisiana," Sanders said, prompting laughter from his host.

Sanders opened his fourth appearance on the show referencing GOP contender Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzPoll shows competitive matchup if O’Rourke ran for Senate again Democrats veer left as Trump cements hold on Republicans O’Rourke heading to Wisconsin amid 2020 speculation MORE's barbs against rival Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpGillibrand backs federal classification of third gender: report Former Carter pollster, Bannon ally Patrick Caddell dies at 68 Heather Nauert withdraws her name from consideration for UN Ambassador job MORE's "New York values" of donating in the past to Democrats.

"Guess what, Ted Cruz? I have New York values," Sanders responded, mentioning issues such as raising the minimum wage that he's focused on while campaigning in the state.

He also took a shot at Trump himself.

"Mr. Trump, you wouldn't know New York values if they were written in 50-foot gold letters on the side of the Empire State Building," Sanders said.

"New York values are the Statute of Liberty, not a wall between us and Mexico," he continued.

"The truth is, New York values are American values, there are no difference," Sanders said, dropping his mic on the stage.

The candidates are campaigning in New York ahead of its primary Tuesday.