After Bernie Sanders decided to publicly endorse Hillary Clinton, he lost numbers of his supporters.
His voters decided to support Donald Trump instead of Hilary Clinton.
“So disappointed. Bernie sold out millions and many of us fell for it,” one former fan tweeted. “Never again.”
And this tweet in particular revealed the great divide between populist Bernie voters and Hillary Clinton:
— Mike Archer (@JamesMArcher) July 12, 2016
“Personally, I don’t think I will support Hillary. I don’t trust her,” Sanders fan Lisa Friddle told Fortune. “I can’t see backing someone I don’t believe in.”
Twitter was flooded with ex-Bernie backers with similar views:
— Luis (@dinfiv) July 12, 2016
Welp, Bernie. “I will make it clear as possible, as to why I’m endorsing Hillary Clinton.” #NeverHillary We won’t follow you there.
— aaron bowersock (@abowersock) July 12, 2016
— Retirees United (@RetireesUnited) July 12, 2016
And a large portion of Bernie followers will dump the Democratic Party altogether by either joining the almost non-existent Green Party or voting for Donald Trump in the general election.
— Rose Buchholz (@animedays) July 12, 2016
Bernie is a better man than me! #neverhillary
— BernieOrGreen (@laurapcd1) July 12, 2016
As we’ve previously reported, a huge percentage of Bernie Sanders supporters would vote for Donald Trump over Hillary Clinton in the general election.
Why would Bernie voters support Clinton, the establishment candidate who stole the election from Sanders with the help of big banks?
Simply put, there’s more to like about Trump than Clinton, many Bernie voters are finding out.
While noble – and populist – the Bernie movement was doomed from the start: it’s impossible to expand the state to fix inequality when the state, which produces nothing, is the creator of inequality.
“We have monopolistic state money, a central planner in monetary affairs (central banks), and banks that receive special privileges from the state,” economist Philipp Bagus of the Mises Institute pointed out. “…It is the state itself that causes increasing inequality, which it pretends to fight.”