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Rahm Emanuel Claims “Putin and Trump are Picking Their Opponent” in Sanders

Will the Russia hoax ever go away?

The Democrats are at it again, claiming that President Trump is in cahoots with the Kremlin.

This time it was Rahm Emanuel pressing the charge.

In regards to Bernie Sanders winning Nevada, Emanuel said, “Putin and Trump are picking their opponent.”

He also added that Bernie “is not who we want on the ticket to lead it.”

See Rahm Emanuel’s statement below:

Perhaps it's easier to blame Russia than come to the realization that the Democrat party simply has a weak field of candidates this year.

While Rahm Emanuel did admit that Sanders is the frontrunner, the Former Chicago mayor is convinced that he is "stoppable."

If some of the moderates drop out, then the moderate voters would have a clear choice to coalesce around.

The Hill has more on Emanuel's comments:

Former Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel (D) said Sunday that although Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) is “the frontrunner” in the 2020 Democratic presidential race, he is “stoppable.”

Emanuel told ABC’s “This Week” that the Vermont progressive could falter if moderate voters “coalesce” around a candidate, instead of spreading their votes among former Vice President Joe Biden, former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, former South Bend, Ind. Mayor Pete Buttigieg and Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.).

“But I would say this, the moderates need to coalesce around one person,” he said. “If you have a divided field, we’ve seen this play out in the Republican primary in 2016, if there is not kind of a singular mano to mano, then he’s gonna get the delegate primary.”

Bernie has taken a commanding lead in the Democratic primaries.

While the Democrat party itself has appeased left-wing radicals, its leaders would rather blame Russia than take responsibility for their party's leftward shift.

Rahm Emanuel is getting desperate to stop Bernie Sanders.

A few weeks ago, he said that Bernie is more likely to rupture the Democrat party than to convince swing voters to vote for him.

The Free Beacon has details on why Emanuel thinks Sanders' campaign will fizzle:

Former Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel on Sunday argued that supporting Sen. Bernie Sanders (I., Vt.) could work against the party in the general election if he fails to reassure swing voters.

Emanuel argued that Sanders's insurgent campaign could lead to a deep fissure among Democrats, many of whom support Sanders against the party establishment.

"The fact is one of the threats to the party right now is a rupture in the core, and it played out in 2016," Emanuel said on ABC's This Week.

"In this case, we have an opening if we have a candidate who actually reassures people that they will actually govern without this—the people don't want four more years of this tweet chaos and conflict, and they are exhausted. They're not angry, which is where Democrats are. They're exhausted," Emanuel also said. "We as a party, to win Arizona, to win Wisconsin, to win in Michigan and Pennsylvania, and to be viable in North Carolina, need a candidate who moves those swing moderate voters."

Sanders is probably the beneficiary of all the anger in the Democratic Party over President Donald Trump, Emanuel argued, which may ultimately make the Democrats less effective at the ballot box.

See the exchange below:


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