Trump will drown out discussion of Bernie's policies by stoking voter paranoia about socialism and communism, mixing facts with lies. And Sanders is uniquely vulnerable to his smears.
Clear majorities of Democratic voters in both states view socialism positively, while less than 50 percent view capitalism favorably.
Trump fully embraced the conservative event's "America vs. Socialism" theme as Republicans try to paint Democrats in the run-up to November as a party increasingly open to socialism thanks to Senator Bernie Sanders' popularity in the Democratic primary.
"The U.S. has gotten the redistribution part down, but in our case we redistribute to each according to his voting clout."
Democratic South Carolina Congressman Joe Cunningham said in a Wednesday statement that he was not a proponent of Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders' proposals. "South Carolinians don't want socialism," Cunningham claimed.
Around 45 percent of Americans of any party identity would vote for a socialist, according to the poll.
Matthews warned that if Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders wins the 2020 election, there could be socialist-led executions in Central Park.
Instead of simply lecturing young people about the evils of socialism, we should put more effort into ensuring the financial integrity of our system.
"They're enemies of the free state," Montana state Rep. Rodney Garcia said. "What do we do with our enemies in war? In Vietnam, (Afghanistan), all those. What did we do?"
The CEO of BP said in an interview this week that the Green New Deal was "unrealistic," while the outgoing CEO of JPMorgan took aim socialism.
A new New Deal? Warren is simultaneously a pragmatist and a disruptor. Is there nothing to fear but fear itself?
'Fox & Friends' railed against millennials and actor Mark Ruffalo Tuesday after he declared "capitalism is killing us," with the show's first guest mocking the actor for being a millionaire and accusing him of misinforming millennials about socialism.
The Morning Joe host also attacked trade-war aid payments to farmers, calling the system "the biggest Socialist farm payoff scheme ever."
As democratic socialists work to eliminate choice and competition in our health care system, remember Venezuela, remember Detroit.
Paul McGuire said Sweden was "all on board with Democratic socialism" and linked it with the country previously allowing "people to marry their dogs, cats and horses and pigs."
Scott Walker was criticized for using public funds to pay for over 800 flights after he appeared to mock Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez for allegedly spending almost $300 on a haircut.
Ocasio-Cortez criticized Trump's use of $28 billion in taxpayer money to rescue farmers from his ongoing trade war with China, saying it's never called "socialism" when billionaires are buying rural voters.
The former California Congressional candidate wants to draw more young people and people of color into the Republican Party with an anti-socialist message.
The advert by the PAC "New Faces GOP" features Republican activist Elizabeth Heng warning about Rep. Ocasio-Cortez and socialism.
Republicans are taking their fight against progressive Democrats to new levels—down to a WiFi password.
"For socialism to rise and really take root, they've got to get rid of religious liberty," Todd Starnes claimed. "They've got to take away the foundation of this country."
Conservatives must remember the so-called hidden Trump voters of 2016. We can't let this be our turn to be surprised.
Connor Betts, who shot dead nine people at a bar in Dayton, Ohio, was left-wing and a violent misogynist.
"I'm not buying this storyline of 'progressives versus moderates.' I would remind you that the lesser of two socialists is still a socialist," Republican Senator John Kennedy told Fox News.
Pence targeted participants in the previous night's Democratic debate for advocating socialist policies.
Celebrating all things Trump, conservative students (metaphorically) gave the finger to political correctness and socialism.
Accounting and finance majors were least likely to view socialism favorably.
"America will never be a socialist country," President Donald Trump said during his 2020 re-election kickoff last month.
Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders was asked during a Reddit "ask me anything" session how he deals with the negative connotations attached to democratic socialism in America.