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Carville fires back at Sanders for 'hack' slam: 'At least I'm not a communist'

 
The back and forth follows a week in which Carville has repeatedly sounded the alarm about a potential Sanders match-up against President TrumpDonald TrumpNoem touts South Dakota coronavirus response, knocks lockdowns in CPAC speech On The Trail: Cuomo and Newsom — a story of two embattled governors McCarthy: 'I would bet my house' GOP takes back lower chamber in 2022 MORE in November, calling the scenario "the end of days" for the Democratic Party while referring to Sanders supporters as "a cult."
 
Sanders returned fire on Wednesday night during an interview with CNN's Anderson Cooper, arguing that "political hack" Carville represents the establishment his campaign is running against.
 
"James, in all due respect, is a political hack," Sanders said. "We are taking on Trump, the Republican establishment, Carville and the Democratic establishment. But at the end of the day, the grassroots movement that we are putting together — of young people, of working people, of people of color — want real change."
 
Carville, who worked as a campaign strategist for former President Clinton, escalated the feud Thursday on Snapchat with former CNN reporter Peter Hamby.

"Last night on CNN, Bernie Sanders called me a political hack,” Carville said. “That’s exactly who the f--- I am! I am a political hack! I am not an ideologue. I am not a purist. He thinks it’s a pejorative. I kind of like it! At least I’m not a communist.”
 
Trump also recently referred to Sanders as a communist.

"I think he's a communist. I mean, you know, look, I think of communism when I think of Bernie," Trump said in an interview with Fox News host Sean HannitySean Patrick HannityGrenell hints at potential California gubernatorial bid Cruz blames criticism of Cancun trip on media 'Trump withdrawal' The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by The AIDS Institute - Tanden's odds plummet to lead OMB MORE before the Super Bowl.
 

"Obviously I am not a communist,” Sanders said, adding that maybe Trump “doesn’t know the difference.”