GOP Sen. Tim Scott: Bernie Sanders poses greatest threat to Trump’s reelection – aside from Trump himself

WASHINGTON – Republican Sen. Tim Scott said Monday that he thinks the Democratic candidate who has the best chance of defeating President Donald Trump in November is Sen. Bernie Sanders. 

“Bernie Sanders brings that outside game in a similar fashion that President Trump did in 2016,” Scott said on CBS “This Morning.” He said Sanders and Trump were similar candidates because they both faced opposition from their respective party’s establishment, who did not think they could win.  

But the senator from South Carolina said the greatest overall threat to Trump’s reelection was not Sanders, but Trump himself, implying the president’s rhetoric can sometimes make him his own worst enemy. 

“If he’s on his game, as he was at the State of the Union, I don’t think there’s a candidate in the country that can beat him,” Scott added.

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