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Donald Trump can't tell the difference between himself and Bernie Sanders during MSNBC town hall

Mika Brzezinski tripped up the GOP front-runner by discussing someone who isn't Trump with Trump


Scott Eric Kaufman
February 18, 2016 7:25PM (UTC)

As the MSNBC town hall with Donald Trump drew to a close last night, co-host Mika Brzezinski tripped up the Republican front-runner by asking him about a certain candidate that Trump was sure was himself -- even though it most certainly wasn't.

"I wanted to describe a candidate to you. The candidate is considered a political outsider by all of the pundits. He's tapping into the anger of the voters, delivers a populous message," she began.

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"He believes everyone in the country should have health care, he advocates for hedge fund managers to pay higher taxes. He is drawing thousands of people at his rallies and bringing in a lot of new voters to the political process. Who am I describing?"

Trump didn't miss a beat, adding that this person isn't beholden "to any special interests, or any donors. You're describing Donald Trump."

"Actually," Brzezinski replied, "I was describing Bernie Sanders."

"Is that insulting?" her morning and town hall co-host Joe Scarborough asked.

"I'll tell you, we're different in one primary -- I'll tell you, there's one thing that we're very similar in," Trump replied. "He knows that our country is being ripped off big league, big league, on trade. The problem is, he can't do anything about it, he's not going to be able to do, whereas I'm going to do things."

Watch the entire exchange below via MSNBC.

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Donald Trump Accidentally Compares Himself To Bernie Sanders


Scott Eric Kaufman

Scott Eric Kaufman is an assistant editor at Salon. He taught at a university, but then thought better of it. Follow him at @scottekaufman or email him at skaufman@salon.com.

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