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Trump is a one-term president, Bernie Sanders says

US Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) (L) talks with Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) during a rally with fellow Democrats before voting on H.R. 1, or the People Act, on the East Steps of the US Capitol on March 08, 2019 in Washington, DC. (AFP photo)
Former US presidential hopeful Senator Bernie Sanders (Photo by AFP)

US President Donald Trump’s performance so far indicates that he won’t be elected into the White House for a second term, predicts Senator Bernie Sanders.

Speaking to The Associated Press on Wednesday, Sanders based his argument on Trump’s low job approval ratings since his inauguration on January 20.

“In terms of the first three months in office, Donald Trump is the least popular president in the history of polling,” the Vermont senator told the agency.

Earlier in April, a Quinnipiac University survey showed that only 35 percent of Americans approved of the job Trump was doing, while 57 percent disapproved.

In comparison, former President Barack Obama’s worst rating in the poll came in 2013 when only 38 percent of voters approved of the job he was doing, which is still 3 points above Trump’s latest rating.

“I do not believe that if Trump continues these policies that he's going to be reelected. Nor do I think that the Republicans are going to do well in 2018,” Sanders argued.

US President Donald Trump (Photo by AFP)

“The momentum right now is with the progressive movement in this country. And I think the Republicans are on the defensive and will be on the defensive increasingly,” he added.

Trump was one of the most unpopular candidates ever to get elected president. His opponent in the 2016 presidential election race, Hillary Clinton, also had high unfavorable ratings.

Sanders, who failed to defeat Clinton in the Democratic primaries, has led a lobbying campaign aimed at derailing Trump’s key policies such as healthcare and tax reform.

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He has also questioned Trump’s victory by electoral votes, calling for a review in the country’s presidential election process.

Democrats lost both the presidency and the majority in Congress last year.

Sanders made the comments ahead of his country-wide tour next week with Democratic National Committee chairman Tom Perez, which aims at winning back support for the Democratic Party in states where Republicans were dominant.

The 75-year-old politician said the upcoming tour would “begin the process of fighting back.”

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