Sanders on Bloomberg debate performance: Likely Trump would 'chew him up and spit him out'

Sanders on Bloomberg debate performance: Likely Trump would 'chew him up and spit him out'
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Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersSanders on Cheney drama: GOP is an 'anti-democratic cult' Briahna Joy Gray: Biden campaign promises will struggle if Republicans win back Congress Biden backs COVID-19 vaccine patent waivers MORE (I-Vt.) in an interview slammed former New York Mayor Mike Bloomberg for his performance in this week's Democratic primary debate, saying he thinks that President TrumpDonald TrumpVeteran accused in alleged border wall scheme faces new charges Arizona Republicans to brush off DOJ concern about election audit FEC drops investigation into Trump hush money payments MORE would "chew him up.”

“I think it’s quite likely that Trump [would] chew him up and spit him out,” Sanders told CNN's Anderson Cooper in a pre-recorded "60 Minutes" interview that's set to air on Sunday.


Wednesday night's primary debate in Las Vegas was Bloomberg's debut on the debate stage, but was the ninth primary debate overall this election cycle.

Bloomberg, a billionaire, faced fierce attacks from his fellow candidates all night on Wednesday.

"Democrats are not going to win if we have a nominee who has a history of hiding his tax returns, of harassing women, and of supporting racist policies like redlining and stop and frisk," Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenHillicon Valley: Broadband companies funded fake net neutrality comments, investigation finds | Twitter rolls out tip feature | Google to adopt 'hybrid work week' Warren: Trump is 'a danger to democracy' Biden backs COVID-19 vaccine patent waivers MORE (D-Mass.) said at the beginning of the debate, drawing a comparison between Bloomberg and Trump. "Democrats take a huge risk if we just substitute one arrogant billionaire for another."

Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) added later: "I don't think you look at Donald Trump and say, we need someone richer than Donald Trump in the White House."

Bloomberg entered the primary race late and isn't on the ballot in the first four voting states, including Saturday's caucuses in Nevada. He has spent hundreds of millions of his own dollars in advertising efforts that have helped him surge in national polls. He is targeting Super Tuesday states.