So much for Democratic enthusiasm for Joe Biden.
A co-chair of Bernie Sanders’ presidential campaign vividly described how she feels about choosing between Biden and President Trump — likening it to only having to eat half a bowl of excrement.
“It’s like saying to somebody, ‘You have a bowl of s–t in front of you, and all you’ve got to do is eat half of it instead of the whole thing.’ It’s still s–t’, ” Sanders co-chair Nina Turner told The Atlantic.
Turner, a former Ohio state senator, was quoted in an article analyzing Trump’s paths to re-election, including by exploiting disaffected supporters of Sanders’ socialist campaign, which lost to Biden despite winning the first three state Democratic contests this year.
Trump alleges the Democratic Party cheated Sanders, a Vermont senator, out of the nomination.
Trump is seeking to appeal to Sanders backers by pointing out that Biden supported the Iraq War, voted for the North American Free Trade Agreement and authored a 1994 crime law credited with contributing to the “mass-incarceration” of black people.
“Last time I got a lot of Bernie Sanders voters, as you know, a very good percentage. People were shocked, mostly because of trade,” Trump said in a Father’s Day discussion last month with his son Donald Trump Jr.
“One thing Bernie was right on was trade. He said that everybody in this country is being hurt badly by our trade deals. They’re so bad. And I get a lot of support from Bernie Sanders [supporters]. I think I’m going to have it again this time.”
Although Sanders endorsed Biden and released a “unity” agenda with him, some Sanders supporters resisted jumping aboard.
Briahna Joy Gray, a former Sanders national press secretary, tweeted Saturday that journalists should “start asking Biden why he doesn’t support the progressive policies that EARNED Bernie enthusiastic support.”