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If Trump Loses, Expect Civil War

Date: Tuesday, August 23, 2016 12:00 PM EDT

Bernie Sanders may have conceded the democratic nomination to Hillary Clinton last month, but that doesn’t mean he’s going anywhere.

Which I’ve been saying for months now. Win or lose, both Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump will have strong support groups for years to come. Especially when the economy turns south in the months and years ahead!

Days after endorsing Clinton, Sanders came out saying he’ll continue his “Revolution” with at least two new organizations. One called the “Sanders Institute” will push his political agenda… and another named “Our Revolution” will actually help put more progressive candidates into state and local office. He plans to endorse 100 candidates through the 2016 elections alone!

Like I said back in March – both men have effectively hijacked their respective political parties.

And even while Trump’s campaign for the presidency seems to be floundering as of late… don’t write him off just yet! Trump stands for something much greater at this point. And his movement’s still alive and kicking.

Trump’s movement is born out of a deep dissatisfaction among the middle and lower classes in this country. Their standard of living has gone nowhere since the early 1970s, and has actually gone down adjusted for inflation since 2000. Take a look:

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As an electorate, you have a declining middle class split between the populist candidate on the Right… and the progressive one on the Left.

But lately, it almost seems like Trump doesn’t want to win. He completely refuses to listen to his campaign managers and voter feedback telling him to dial it back a notch. Which begs the question: Is he trying to lose?

I wouldn’t go that far. I do believe he may want to be president. But I don’t think that’s his ultimate strategy.

Hell, if he lost, it would bring credence to his claim that “the system is rigged!”

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Corey Gaber 3 years ago Member's comment

Actually, several people from his campaign have said he never wanted to win but rather influence/impact the policies. I think #Trump is trying to have a narrow loss so he can claim it's rigged and yes, maybe create a popular uprising to force the change he wants from the sidelines. Scary.

Alexa Graham 3 years ago Member's comment

So... "a lot of people are saying" it's a conspiracy? Now YOU sound like #Trump :)