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    Trump Admits Similarity to 'Maniac' Sanders
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    A file image of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaking during a campaign stop Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2016, in Beaufort, S.C.

    Donald Trump acknowledged during MSNBC's town hall event on Wednesday that he shares a key similarity with Bernie Sanders, the Democratic presidential contender he has previously called a maniac.

    "Morning Joe" co-host Mika Brzezinski had asked Trump who she was describing when she talked about a political outsider who tapped into voter anger, delivered a populist message before thousands at rallies, argued for hedge funders to pay more in taxes and called for health care for everyone.

    "You're describing Donald Trump," the Republican presidential candidate said.

    "Actually, I was describing Bernie Sanders," Brzezinski said.

    Trump agreed that "there's one thing we're very similar in: He knows our country is being ripped off big league — big league — on trade."

    But Trump said Sanders' problem is that "he can't do anything about it."

    He added that he'd rather run against Hillary Clinton "just because I'd love to beat Hillary."