Donald Trump has weighed in on yesterday's DNC chairman election: he thinks it was rigged for Clinton-backed candidate Tom Perez, who won over Sanders-supported Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN). In a tweet early Sunday morning, Trump said that Bernie's guy "never had a chance."
The race for DNC Chairman was, of course, totally "rigged." Bernie's guy, like Bernie himself, never had a chance. Clinton demanded Perez!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 26, 2017
Sanders said that he himself did not agree with Trump's tweet, but he also then asked Perez to change the system.
Sanders disagrees w/ Trump's tweet, says: "no, he doesn't have a point -- that's what the system is"; then urges Perez to change system. https://t.co/y0TavMa1I6— State of the Union (@CNNSotu) February 26, 2017
On the flip side, Perez tweeted at Trump that he refers to go by "Tom," and that he'll also be his worst nightmare for the next four years.
While it may not have been entirely "rigged" for Perez, the Bernie Sanders wing of the Democratic Party is likely going to feel quite slighted by the various shenanigans that went down during both the primary and during the DNC chair election. This is not a small group, and if the DNC is smart, they'll have to be on the lookout to ensure that they don't abandon the party altogether. The 2016 election served as a wake-up call for the Democrats--and it's not entirely clear they're willing to actually address what is happening.