Bernie Sanders’ supporters have flooded Twitter with claims that the leftist candidate “won” against Donald Trump.
Prominent Black Lives Matter activist Shaun King was among those who claimed that the socialist politician would have been a better choice because the Democrats were anxiously awaiting word of their candidate’s fate.
Not all agreed with the verdict, however, with some pointing to the president’s tactics of portraying the Democrats as socialists.
King, host of the podcast The Breadkdown on current affairs, told his 1.1 million Twitter followers: “Bernie would have won. In 2016. And he would have won today.”
Bernie would have won.
In the year 2016.
And he would have won today.
– Shaun King (@shaunking) November 4, 2020
HillTV presenter Krystal Ball also appeared remorseful when she told her 407,000 supporters: “We could have had Bernie.
Sakinah Lehtola had hoped to represent the Democrats in Florida’s 24th Congressional District, but lost in the primary.
She wrote on Twitter: “I can imagine many people who would have voted for @BernieSanders but did not vote for @JoeBiden.
“On the other hand, I can’t imagine many people who would have voted for Biden but didn’t vote for Bernie. Yes, Bernie would have won.”
We could have had Bernie.
– Krystal Ball (@krystalball) November 4, 2020
I can imagine many people who would have voted for @BernieSanders but did not vote for @JoeBiden.
On the other hand, I can’t think of many people who would have voted for Biden, but wouldn’t have voted for Bernie.
Yes, Bernie would have won.
– Sakinah Lee (@sakinahlehtola) November 4, 2020
The left-wing campaign group Gravel Institute reported its 272,000 Twitter followers: “Seriously, Bernie would have won.
However, some denounced the Socialist who had dropped out of the Democratic primary in April, admitting that his campaign “couldn’t win” the nomination, ABC News reported.
The Palmer Report blog’s Twitter account told its 348,000 followers that it couldn’t win the nomination, ABC News reported: “The mere fact that Trump won Florida easily by falsely accusing Biden of being a socialist, even though he apparently wasn’t, should be the only proof that Trump had thrown Bernie Sanders out of the race across the country.
“No more self-styled ‘socialist’ candidates. No more.”
The mere fact that Trump easily won Florida by falsely accusing Biden of being a socialist, when he obviously wasn’t, should be proof that Trump had driven Bernie Sanders out of the race across the country. No more self-proclaimed ‘socialist’ candidates. Never more.
– Palmer Report (@PalmerReport) November 4, 2020
In the October debate hosted by NBC, Trump said of Biden: “When he says public option, he is talking about socialized medicine and health care.
Republican State Senator Manny Díaz Jr. told Politico last month that the tactic of Trump’s Florida campaign was working.
He said, “Trump just knew how to hit a nerve. What group in this country is more proud of being American than immigrants who fled from any country where there was tyranny, chaos or communism?
The debate came after an election prediction that Sanders had given Jimmy Fallon spread and many said his prediction was correct.
In an interview in October, Sanders said: “I suspect you will have a situation in states like Pennsylvania, Michigan, Wisconsin and others where they will receive huge amounts of ballot papers.
Bernie Sanders’ election prediction on Jimmy Fallon becomes a virus
“For bad reasons, you are not able to process these ballots until election day or perhaps until the end of the election period. This means that there will be states that will perhaps process millions of postal ballots.
In a video streamed live from his home in Vermont, Sanders said in April that it had become “virtually impossible” to secure the nomination.
He added, “I cannot in good conscience continue to run a campaign that cannot win and that would compromise the important work that is required of all of us at this difficult time.