Donald Trump has gone out of his way to court Bernie Sanders supporters.
During the primaries, he repeatedly pointed out that the system was rigged and encouraged Sanders to keep fighting.
This, along with his virtue of being “not Hillary” has given Trump some cache among the progressive left that is surprising to many.
Trump is a disrupter. Hillary is the status quo, which many on the left see as corrupt and rotten. As a result of Sanders defeat those voters are giving Trump a closer look and a surprising number of them are boarding the Trump Train including a number of celebrities.
Reason interviewed one of them, a far left socialist and former presidential candidate herself, Rosanne Barr is far from the typical Trump supporter, which is exactly why many analysts now believe that he can win!
You probably won’t be surprised to hear that she likes Sanders better than Clinton. Bernie and Barr both describe themselves as socialists, and they agree on a lot of issues, though Barr thinks Sanders is too much of a hawk and she doesn’t like to see him galavanting around with the pope. What might surprise Barr’s fans is her preference in the general election. “I think we would be so lucky if Trump won,” she says. “Because then it wouldn’t be Hillary.”
So why does she hate Hillary so much and what makes Trump preferable?
She’s friends with everybody that gives her any goddamned money. The fact is, you don’t get to be the nominee without taking a lot of dirty money. You might be the best f—in’ person on earth, but if you’re hanging out with criminals who do bad things, that matters a lot. That’s why I ran, because no, I don’t hang out with criminals and I don’t take their money and I’m not paid to help sell nuclear weapons. I like Trump because he financed his own [campaign]. That’s the only way he could’ve gotten that nomination. Because nobody wants a president who isn’t from Yale and Harvard and in the club. ‘Cause it’s all about distribution. When you’re in the club, you’ve got people that you sell to.