"I was clearly in the wrong party": Howard Dean compares his campaign-killing scream with Trump's racism on

"Trump can say unspeakable things about women and Hispanics, and he's still leading the pack," Dean said

By Brendan Gauthier

Published April 22, 2016 1:07PM (EDT)

"Daily Show" host Trevor Noah last night sat down with former-DNC chairman and -governor of Vermont, Howard Dean.

Being a high-ranking politician from Vermont, Dean knows Bernie Sanders pretty well. Asked what he thinks is going through Sanders' head right now, Dean said, "It's very tough for him right now."

"I've been through this," he continued. "The hardest thing about losing is not your own loss; it's the people who believed in you's loss."

Dean is a superdelegate at a time when a lot of Sanders supporters are criticizing an electoral process that they think favors establishment candidate Hillary Clinton.

"The real reason that superdelegates were invented was not to cook the books," Dean explained. "It was because when we didn't have them, none of the officeholders would come to the convention."

After playing the now-infamous "Dean scream" clip that many attribute to Dean's eventual loss to John Kerry in 2004, Noah asked him if he watches this election cycle in awe of the stuff Trump gets away with.

"I was clearly in the wrong party," Dean said. "Donald Trump can say unspeakable things about women and Hispanics, and he's still leading the pack in the Republican party -- which says something about the Republican party, of course."

Watch the full interview below:

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