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Mitch McConnell Thinks Bernie Can Beat Trump, Says GOP Is ‘Foolish’ To Hope For His Nomination

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) is growing worried that Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) could be the potential Democratic presidential nominee.

According to Politico, McConnell is warning his colleagues not to hope for a Sanders nomination because it could very well mean the end of the Trump presidency.

McConnell has warned his GOP colleagues that hoping for a Sanders nomination “may be a bit foolish” because for all of his apparent weaknesses, there is no guarantee he would lose.

“I’m reminded of when the Democrats back in 1980 were all pulling for Ronald Reagan to be the nominee because they thought he’d be the easiest to beat,” said McConnell in conversation with reporters, after being asked whether a Sanders nomination would aid his efforts to hold the GOP Senate majority.

He added, “I think it’s going to be a contested general election with a lot of energy on both sides and for myself, I’ll leave it up to the Democrats to pick who they’d like to be their candidate.”

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