Bernie Sanders issued a forceful rebuff to Donald Trump's anti-Muslim and anti-immigrant rhetoric during Saturday night's Democratic presidential debate.
The Vermont senator said that Trump was exploiting peoples' fear of terrorism and economic insecurity in order to gain support:
"Somebody like a Trump comes along and says, 'I know the answers. The answer is that all of the Mexicans, they're criminals and rapists. We've got to hate the Mexicans. Those are your enemies. We hate all the Muslims because all of the Muslims are terrorists. We've got to hate the Muslims.'
Meanwhile the rich get richer. So what I say to those people who go to Donald Trump's rallies: understand, he thinks a low minimum wage in America is a good idea. He thinks low wages are a good idea. I believe we stand together to address the real issues facing this country, not allow them to divide us by race or where we come from. Let's create an America that works for all of us, not a handful on top."