Trump: Nevada a 'great win' for Sanders

Trump: Nevada a 'great win' for Sanders
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President TrumpDonald John TrumpWith VP pick, Biden can't play small ball in a long ball world Coronavirus hits defense contractor jobs Wake up America, your country doesn't value your life MORE on Sunday called the results of the Nevada caucuses a “great win” for Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersWith VP pick, Biden can't play small ball in a long ball world Poll: Trump, Biden in dead heat in 2020 matchup Sunday shows preview: Lawmakers, state governors talk coronavirus, stimulus package and resources as pandemic rages on MORE (I-Vt.). 

Trump congratulated Sanders while speaking to reporters ahead of his trip to India. 

"So I think it was a great win for Bernie Sanders. We'll see how it all turns out. They've got a lot of winning to do," Trump said. "I hope they treat him fairly."


The president also alleged Democrats are treating Sanders "very unfairly" because they do not want him representing the party in the 2020 race. 

"He won he had a great victory yesterday, but you know what's happening you can see the handwriting on the wall," he said.

Sanders secured a win in the Nevada caucuses on Saturday, receiving at least 10 delegates from the state. The state still needs to allocate 26 delegates to candidates. 

The Vermont senator also won the New Hampshire primary and was the runner-up in Iowa, as the field's moderate candidates split votes. 

Trump on Sunday also addressed reports of Russia already meddling in the 2020 election to promote Sanders, saying he had not been briefed on the matter.

"I read where Russia is helping Bernie Sanders. Nobody said it to me at all. Nobody briefed me about that at all ... I have not been briefed on that all," Trump told reporters.

He also accused House Intelligence Chairman Rep. Adam SchiffAdam Bennett SchiffCoronavirus pushes GOP's Biden-Burisma probe to back burner Texas man arrested for allegedly threatening Democrats over coronavirus bill Schiff: Remote voting would not compromise national security MORE (D-Calif.) of releasing information that Russia intended to support Sanders's presidential bid in an effort to sabotage his own campaign. The Washington Post first reported last week that Russia was looking to interfere to boost Sanders’s support.