Michael Bloomberg and Bernie Sanders spar at the open of the Democratic debate
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Senator Sanders, for Sanders, the first question to you, Mayor Bloomberg is pitching himself as a centrist who says he's best positioned to win in November. Why is your revolution a better bet

[00:00:12.02] - Bernie Sanders
In order to beat Donald Trump? We're going to need the largest voter turnout in the history of the United States. Mr. Bloomberg had policies in New York City of stop and frisk, which went after African-American and Latino people in an outrageous way. That is not a way you're going to grow voter turnout.

[00:00:32.08] - Bernie Sanders
Our movement is about is bringing working class people together, black and white and Latino, Native American, Asian, American, around an agenda that works for all of us and not just the billionaire class. And that agenda says that maybe, just maybe, we should join the rest of the industrialized world, guarantee health care to all people as a human right. Raise the minimum wage to a living wage of fifteen bucks an hour and have the guts to take on the fossil fuel industry because their short term profits are not more important than the future of this planet and the need to combat climate change. Those are some of the reasons we have the strongest campaign to defeat Donald Trump.

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Bloomberg Can Senator Sanders beat President Trump? How do you want to respond to what else he said?

[00:01:28.00] - Michael Bloomberg
I don't think there's any chance of the Senator beating President Trump. You don't start out by saying, I've got one hundred and sixty million people. I'm gonna take away the insurance plan that they love. That's just not a ways that you go and start building the coalition which the Sander's camp thinks that they can do. I don't think there's any chance whatsoever. And if he goes and is the candidate, we will have Donald Trump for another four years and we can't stand that.