Sanders’ New Hampshire Victory: “The Beginning of the End for Donald Trump”
Former Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders had just declared victor over New Hampshire, the country’s first-in-the-nation presidential primaries.
The self-proclaimed democratic socialist stood out among the list of aspiring Democratic presidential nominees with a total of 26% electoral votes.
In his speech, Sanders thanked his supporters who had voted for him last and described the event as a “great victory.”
Sanders added that “The reason that we won tonight in New Hampshire, we won last week in Iowa—is because of the hard work of so many volunteers. And let me say tonight that this victory here is the beginning of the end for Donald Trump.”
Sanders topped the primaries followed by his rival Pete Buttigieg. Based on the recent electoral results, it seemed that the two nominees are pitted against each other, as Buttigieg had one victory under his name in the “rigged” Iowa caucus.
Buttigieg who had garnered 24.4% of the electoral votes also reminded Sanders’ campaign that the nominee was “here to stay.” In fact, during his speech, Buttigieg immediately dismissed Sanders.
The nominee implied that Sanders might not be the one who can best represent the party. “We have been told by some that you must either be for revolution, or you are for the status quo, most Americans don’t see where they fit in that polarized vision,” Buttigieg said. Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar also came in strong in the New Hampshire primary, ranking third after Sanders and Buttigieg. In her statement, the Minnesota senator said: “We have beaten the odds every step of the way—we have done it on the merits, we have done it with ideas, and we have done it with hard work.”
Based on the results, Sanders and Buttigieg might receive nine delegates to the Democratic National Convention, while Klobuchar will receive six. On the other hand, the primaries did not turn out well for Sen. Elizabeth Warren who fell into the fourth place followed by Vice President Joe Biden who ranked fifth. Both Warren and Biden had moved a place lower as compared to the Iowa Caucus.
Biden responded by saying that “I do love New Hampshire, and I mean it. Now Jill and I are moving on to Nevada and South Carolina and beyond.” Biden continued to reassure voters, “We’ve just heard from the first two of the 50 states. … Where I come from, that’s the opening bell. Not the closing bell. And the fight to end Donald Trump’s presidency is just beginning.”
The president also took to Twitter to call out the Democratic nominees. In his post, Trump wrote, “Bootedgeedge (Buttigieg) is doing pretty well tonight. Giving Crazy Bernie a run for his money. Very interesting!”
Bootedgeedge (Buttigieg) is doing pretty well tonight. Giving Crazy Bernie a run for his money. Very interesting!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 12, 2020
Trump also shared that he is confident to dominate any Democratic nominee. “The Fake News Media is looking hard for the Big Democrat Story, but there is nothing too fabulous. Wouldn’t a big story be that I got more New Hampshire Primary Votes than any incumbent president, in either party, in the history of that Great State? Not an insignificant fact!” the president wrote.
The Fake News Media is looking hard for the Big Democrat Story, but there is nothing too fabulous. Wouldn’t a big story be that I got more New Hampshire Primary Votes than any incumbent president, in either party, in the history of that Great State? Not an insignificant fact!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 12, 2020