BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) – Civil Rights leader Rev. Jesse Jackson stopped by the CBS42 Morning News.
As a former presidential candidate, Jackson discussed Trump and Sanders’ big wins in the New Hampshire primaries on Tuesday.
“I thought that Bernie Sanders and Trump showed tremendous economic anxiety and fear,” said Jackson. “Trump’s is because of immigrants and refugees and Muslims, which is highly divisive, driven by fear. Sanders is because of bank behavior and bank exploitation.”
Jackson mentioned that as America has made progress in these areas over the last few years, he hopes that as the campaign progresses, we don’t backtrack on that positive movement.
“We must be driven by hope and not by fear,” said Jackson.
When asked whether he thought Clinton or Bernie would get the Democratic nomination, Jackson said it was too early to tell, however, when asked if he thought that Trump could take the Republican nomination, he said he believed so.
Jackson also discussed the challenges candidates have awaiting them as they move towards South Carolina.