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 John TrumpThe Memo: Biden seeks revival in South Carolina Congress eyes billion to billion to combat coronavirus Sanders makes the case against Biden ahead of SC primary 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 HannityDe Blasio rips Bloomberg in Hannity interview: 'He's got no clue' Fox News prime-time lineup delivers highest ratings in 24-year history O'Reilly weighs in on Warren-Bloomberg exchange on nondisclosure agreements MORE before the Super Bowl.
 

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