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 SandersThe Memo: Trump leaves changed nation in his wake Cori Bush dismisses concerns of being 'co-opted' by establishment The Memo: Biden prepares for sea of challenges 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 TrumpLil Wayne gets 11th hour Trump pardon Trump grants clemency to more than 100 people, including Bannon Trump expected to pardon Bannon: reports 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 WarrenBiden pick for Pentagon cruises through confirmation hearing Senate Democrats call on Biden to immediately invoke Defense Production Act Biden consumer bureau pick could take over agency on Inauguration Day 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.