If Donald Trump emerges as the Republican presidential nominee to face Hillary Clinton, he will receive support from backers of Clinton’s Democratic rival — at least that’s the prediction of Bill Maher.
“Some Bernie voters are going to vote for Trump,” Maher said Friday during his HBO show, Real Time with Bill Maher.
“Absolutely,” said Kellyanne Conway, who runs a super PAC that supports Sen. Ted Cruz. “Based on trade. Based on outsider, absolutely. No money in politics, same view.”
“I think Bernie Sanders is too poor to be bought, and I think Donald Trump is too rich to be bought by special interests,” said Royce Gourley, a real estate investor, who gave $2,500 to Sanders and $2,700 to Trump, Federal Election Commission filings show.
Trump has indicated he will seek the support of Sanders enthusiasm backers if the general election pits him against Clinton.
“You have two candidates in Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders which have reignited a group of people who have been disenfranchised and disappointed with the way Washington, D.C. and career politicians have run the country,” said Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski. “Bernie Sanders has large crowds — not as large as Mr. Trump’s, but large crowds — and so there is a level of excitement there for people about his messaging and we will bring those people in.” (Read more from “Amid ‘Cry of Change,’ Sanders Supporters May Back Another Outsider” HERE)