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 SandersTammy Duckworth is the epitome of the American Dream On The Money: Deficit rises to record .7 trillion amid pandemic: CBO | Democrats sidestep budget deal by seeking 0B in emergency spending | House panel advances spending bill with funding boost to IRS Biden-Sanders unity task force calls for Fed, US Postal Service consumer banking 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 John TrumpKimberly Guilfoyle reports being asymptomatic and 'feeling really pretty good' after COVID-19 diagnosis Biden says he will rejoin WHO on his first day in office Lincoln Project offers list of GOP senators who 'protect' Trump in new ad 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.

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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 WarrenThe Hill's Campaign Report: Democratic Unity Taskforce unveils party platform recommendations Progressive activist Ady Barkan endorses Biden, urges him to pick Warren as VP Congress must act now to fix a Social Security COVID-19 glitch and expand, not cut, benefits 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.