Michael Moore Says Clinton, Biden on 'Trump Bandwagon' for Refusing to Support Bernie Sanders as Potential Nominee

Filmmaker Michael Moore rebuked Hillary Clinton and other establishment Democrats' claims that Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders would refuse to support the Democratic nominee, saying both she and Joe Biden are the ones dividing the party.

Moore railed against the Democratic National Committee over reports that DNC executives are planning how to block Sanders from receiving the party's nomination using superdelegates -- a narrative also echoed by President Donald Trump on Twitter.

In an appearance on MSNBC, Moore pushed back against anchor Ali Velshi's suggestion that Sanders supporters are the cause behind the party's progressive divide, citing Sanders' own endorsement of Clinton in 2016 and his vow to endorse the 2020 nominee at the July convention.

Moore said Clinton's recent "nobody likes him" attack on Sanders, as well as Biden's refusing to say he'd support the senator if he wins the nomination, is evidence that "corporate Democrats" are on Trump's side.

@MMFlint talks to @AliVelshi "She would not commit to supporting him, then Biden said the same, ...once they said it, they are on the #Trump bandwagon" 2/3 #NotMeUs #Election2020 #politics #bernie2020 pic.twitter.com/Xx3fZgMmdu

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"I can say what Bernie has said, which is what we've all said from the beginning: whoever is the Democratic nominee, we're going to go out there and actively fight for that person to get elected on November 3. This divisiveness has not occurred from Bernie. Bernie has been all about unity this whole time as he was back in 2016. That is a false story," Moore said Sunday morning.

"Maybe you guys are being played. There are other forces at play that are doing that," Velshi said, prompting Moore to cite Biden and Clinton's remarks condemning Sanders' candidacy.

"Once they said that they would not support the Democratic nominee, they are on the Trump bandwagon. They will say that they aren't. But when you say you won't support the Democratic nominee? At that point who are you really for?"

Moore reiterated several times that the ultimate united goal Sanders and the Democrats is to defeat Trump.

On Friday night, Moore told attendees of a pre-caucus rally for Sanders that he's disgusted with DNC officials attempting to rig the July convention against Sanders, as Politico reported.

"We already have enough to fight with Donald Trump and these enabling Republicans and corporate America and the banks and Wall Street -- that's enough on our shoulders," Moore said in a passionate speech to Sanders supporters. "But we have to fight the corporate Democrats, the one percent of the Democratic Party who are thoroughly pissed that Bernie Sanders is now number one. That Bernie Sanders might win this primary season, that Bernie Sanders might be the next President of the United States."

Many of the ads you are watching were paid for by Mini Mike Bloomberg. He is going nowhere, just wasting his money, but he is getting the DNC to rig the election against Crazy Bernie, something they wouldn’t do for @CoryBooker and others. They are doing it to Bernie again, 2016.

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 2, 2020

Trump himself weighed in on the lingering DNC-versus-Sanders spats, which have been ongoing since it was uncovered in 2016 that the Democrats were working in lock-step with Clinton's campaign to ensure she won the nomination. In the wake of Clinton's loss, anti-Trump forces have rallied around the "vote blue no matter who" slogan of left-wing unity.

"Many of the ads you are watching were paid for by Mini Mike Bloomberg. He is going nowhere, just wasting his money, but he is getting the DNC to rig the election against Crazy Bernie, something they wouldn't do for@CoryBooker and others. They are doing it to Bernie again, 2016," Trump tweeted early Sunday.

MSNBC pundits on Saturday discussed a recent Emerson College/7 News poll which found supporters of Sanders and Andrew Yang are the least likely to back any other Democratic nominee in the general election, prompting fears Trump could once again divide and conquer the party. However, an overwhelming majority of Democratic primary voters have said they will support whoever wins the primaries.

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Filmmaker Michael Moore said Clinton, Biden and DNC "corporate Democrats" are on the "Trump bandwagon" for refusing to support Bernie Sanders should he win the July nomination. Bauzen/GC Images