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Donald Trump passed along some advice to Bernie Sanders in a Tuesday tweet.
The GOP frontrunner and Manhattan billionaire said Sanders, a Vermont senator, should run for president as an independent candidate in the fall’s general election.
“Bernie Sanders has been treated terribly by the Democrats-both with delegates & otherwise,” Trump tweeted. “He should show them, and run as an Independent!”
Sanders running as a potential independent candidate against Trump and Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton would largely benefit Trump.
Both Trump and Sanders have railed on their respective party’s nominating processes, calling them “rigged” to favor establishment candidates.
Trump has also made a point of mentioning what he believes to be Sanders’ unfair treatment while speaking on the stump during some recent campaign rallies.