(CNSNews.com) - If people thought the last four years has been “chaotic, divisive, toxic, exhausting, imagine spending the better part of 2020 with Bernie Sanders versus Donald Trump,” Mayor Pete Buttigieg said Tuesday at the CBS News Democratic presidential debate in Charleston, S.C.
The former South Bend, Ind., mayor was responding to former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg saying that the Russians want Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) to be the Democratic presidential nominee because they believe Sanders will lose to President Donald Trump and Trump will be the better president.
When asked why the Russians want to work on behalf of Sanders, Buttigieg said, “I'll tell you what the Russians want. They don't have a political party. They want chaos, and chaos is what is coming our way. I mean, look, if you think the last four years has been chaotic, divisive, toxic, exhausting, imagine spending the better part of 2020 with Bernie Sanders versus Donald Trump.
“Think about what that will be like for this country, and, meanwhile, folks at home, from South Carolina to South Bend, are trying to figure out what any of this means for us, because it's right that there is a progressive majority, an American majority that wants to see real change, wants to see wages go up and go up faster than the cost of health and saving for retirement,” he said.
“But, also, there's a majority of the American people who I think right now just want to be able to turn on the TV, see their president, and actually feel their blood pressure go down a little bit instead of up through the roof. We have an opportunity to set a different tone,” Buttigieg added.