WASHINGTON (AP) — Bernie Sanders is warning that if onetime rival Joe Biden doesn’t do extra to advertise his insurance policies and attain out to Latino voters, the Democratic presidential nominee is susceptible to falling brief to President Donald Trump this November.

Sanders, a self-described democratic socialist who left the first race within the spring and has labored to shift Biden to the left on key points, has made the warnings in private and non-private in current days. Most lately, he went on MSNBC on Sunday to precise considerations that Biden wasn’t talking up sufficient about his financial proposals.

“I feel Biden’s in a superb place to win this election, however I feel we have now obtained to do extra as a marketing campaign than simply go after Trump,” he mentioned. “We even have to present folks a cause to vote for Joe Biden. And Joe has some fairly sturdy positions on the financial system, and I feel we ought to be speaking about that greater than we have now.”

In a Friday interview with PBS, Sanders was extra blunt: “Am I right here to inform you completely, this can be a slam dunk, no likelihood that he’ll lose? That isn’t what I’m saying,” the Vermont senator mentioned.

His feedback comply with every week when Biden campaigned with union employees in Michigan and launched a tax plan targeted on boosting U.S. manufacturing by punishing companies that take jobs abroad. Biden additionally emphasised his financial agenda and attacked Trump for his dealing with of the coronavirus pandemic whereas the previous vp spent Labor Day with union employees in Pennsylvania.

Sanders used his MSNBC look to induce Biden to talk extra about a few of his kitchen-table financial insurance policies: elevating the minimal wage to $15 an hour, reducing prescription drug prices and increasing medical insurance protection.

Sanders mentioned Biden’s insurance policies are “a compromise” however that they have been “fairly sturdy, progressive insurance policies.”

He additionally inspired Biden to focus extra on Latino and younger voters, teams that broadly supported Sanders through the major. Biden has struggled to construct enthusiasm amongst younger voters, and a few Democrats have expressed considerations about what they see because the marketing campaign’s lack of outreach to Latino voters, which Sanders echoed on MSNBC.

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WILMINGTON, DELAWARE – JUNE 30: Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks throughout a marketing campaign occasion June 30, 2020 at Alexis I. Dupont Excessive Faculty in Wilmington, Delaware. Biden mentioned the Trump Administration’s dealing with of the COVID-19 pandemic. (Photograph by Alex Wong/Getty Photos)

WILMINGTON, DELAWARE – JUNE 30: Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks throughout a marketing campaign occasion June 30, 2020 at Alexis I. Dupont Excessive Faculty in Wilmington, Delaware. Biden mentioned the Trump Administration’s dealing with of the COVID-19 pandemic. (Photograph by Alex Wong/Getty Photos)

US Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden solutions questions after talking in regards to the coronavirus pandemic and the financial system on June 30, 2020, in Wilmington, Delaware. (Photograph by Brendan Smialowski / AFP) (Photograph by BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP by way of Getty Photos)

US Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden leaves after talking in regards to the coronavirus pandemic and the financial system on June 30, 2020, in Wilmington, Delaware. (Photograph by Brendan Smialowski / AFP) (Photograph by BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP by way of Getty Photos)

US Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden solutions questions after talking in regards to the coronavirus pandemic and the financial system on June 30, 2020, in Wilmington, Delaware. (Photograph by Brendan Smialowski / AFP) (Photograph by BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP by way of Getty Photos)

TOPSHOT – US Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden speaks in regards to the coronavirus pandemic and the financial system on June 30, 2020, in Wilmington, Delaware. (Photograph by Brendan Smialowski / AFP) (Photograph by BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP by way of Getty Photos)

LANCASTER, PA – JUNE 25: Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden arrives to talk to households who’ve benefited from the Inexpensive Care Act throughout an occasion on the Lancaster Recreation Middle on June 25, 2020 in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Biden met with households who’ve benefited from the Inexpensive Care Act and made remarks on his plan for reasonably priced well being care. (Photograph by Joshua Roberts/Getty Photos)

LANCASTER, PA – JUNE 25: Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks to households who’ve benefited from the Inexpensive Care Act throughout an occasion on the Lancaster Recreation Middle on June 25, 2020 in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Biden met with households who’ve benefited from the Inexpensive Care Act and made remarks on his plan for reasonably priced well being care. (Photograph by Joshua Roberts/Getty Photos)

LANCASTER, PA – JUNE 25: Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks to Amy Raslevich (C) and her daughter Laura about how they’ve benefited from the Inexpensive Care Act throughout an occasion on the Lancaster Recreation Middle on June 25, 2020 in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Biden met with households who’ve benefited from the Inexpensive Care Act and made remarks on his plan for reasonably priced healthcare. (Photograph by Joshua Roberts/Getty Photos)

LANCASTER, PA – JUNE 25: Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks throughout an occasion about reasonably priced healthcare on the Lancaster Recreation Middle on June 25, 2020 in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Biden met with households who’ve benefited from the Inexpensive Care Act and made remarks on his plan for reasonably priced healthcare. (Photograph by Joshua Roberts/Getty Photos)

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden delivers remarks after assembly with Pennsylvania households who’ve benefited from the Inexpensive Care Act on June 25, 2020 in Lancaster,Pennsylvania. – Biden has largely remained off the marketing campaign path and in his Delaware dwelling since mid-March because of the pandemic, though he has begun collaborating in small-scale occasions. (Photograph by JIM WATSON / AFP) (Photograph by JIM WATSON/AFP by way of Getty Photos)

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden speaks about reopening the financial system throughout a spherical desk dialogue at Carlettes Yard Bar & Soul meals Restaurant in Yeadon, Pennsylvania on June 17, 2020. (Photograph by JIM WATSON / AFP) (Photograph by JIM WATSON/AFP by way of Getty Photos)

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden holds a roundtable assembly on reopening the financial system with neighborhood leaders on the Enterprise Middle in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on June 11, 2020. (Photograph by JIM WATSON / AFP) (Photograph by JIM WATSON/AFP by way of Getty Photos)

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden holds a roundtable assembly on reopening the financial system with neighborhood leaders on the Enterprise Middle in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on June 11, 2020. (Photograph by JIM WATSON / AFP) (Photograph by JIM WATSON/AFP by way of Getty Photos)

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden holds a roundtable assembly on reopening the financial system with neighborhood leaders on the Enterprise Middle in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on June 11, 2020. (Photograph by JIM WATSON / AFP) (Photograph by JIM WATSON/AFP by way of Getty Photos)

Democratic presumptive presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden speaks by way of video hyperlink as household and friends attend the funeral service for George Floyd at The Fountain of Reward Church on June 9, 2020, in Houston. – George Floyd will probably be laid to relaxation Tuesday in his Houston hometown, the end result of an extended farewell to the 46-year-old African American whose dying in custody ignited international protests in opposition to police brutality and racism.Hundreds of well-wishers filed previous Floyd’s coffin in a public viewing a day earlier, as a courtroom set bail at $1 million for the white officer charged together with his homicide final month in Minneapolis. (Photograph by David J. Phillip / POOL / AFP) (Photograph by DAVID J. PHILLIP/POOL/AFP by way of Getty Photos)

TOPSHOT – Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee and former Vice President Joe Biden arrives to talk at Delaware State Universitys pupil heart in Dover, Delaware, on June 5, 2020. (Photograph by JIM WATSON / AFP) (Photograph by JIM WATSON/AFP by way of Getty Photos)

Former vp and Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden meets with clergy members and neighborhood activists throughout a go to to Bethel AME Church in Wilmington, Delaware on June 1, 2020. – Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden visited the scene of an anti-racism protest within the state of Delaware on Might 31, 2020, saying that the USA was “in ache”. “We’re a nation in ache proper now, however we should not enable this ache to destroy us,” Biden wrote in Twitter, posting an image of him talking with a black household on the cordoned-off web site the place a protesters had gathered on Saturday night time. (Photograph by JIM WATSON / AFP) (Photograph by JIM WATSON/AFP by way of Getty Photos)

Former vp and Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden meets with clergy members and neighborhood activists throughout a go to to Bethel AME Church in Wilmington, Delaware on June 1, 2020. – Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden visited the scene of an anti-racism protest within the state of Delaware on Might 31, 2020, saying that the USA was “in ache”. “We’re a nation in ache proper now, however we should not enable this ache to destroy us,” Biden wrote in Twitter, posting an image of him talking with a black household on the cordoned-off web site the place a protesters had gathered on Saturday night time. (Photograph by JIM WATSON / AFP) (Photograph by JIM WATSON/AFP by way of Getty Photos)

Democratic presidential candidate and former US Vice President Joe Biden (L) departs the Delaware Memorial Bridge Veteran’s Memorial Park after paying respects to fallen service members in New Fortress, Delaware, Might 25, 2020. – Joe Biden, the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, emerged from greater than two months of seclusion on Might 25, carrying a black face masks throughout a go to to put a wreath on the day the USA honors its battle lifeless. Biden’s final public look was March 15 when he confronted off in opposition to his former Democratic rival Bernie Sanders for a debate in a tv studio held with no reside viewers. (Photograph by Olivier DOULIERY / AFP) (Photograph by OLIVIER DOULIERY/AFP by way of Getty Photos)

Democratic presidential candidate and former US Vice President Joe Biden arrives to pay his respects to fallen service members on Memorial Day at Delaware Memorial Bridge Veteran’s Memorial Park in Newcastle, Delaware, Might 25, 2020. (Photograph by Olivier DOULIERY / AFP) (Photograph by OLIVIER DOULIERY/AFP by way of Getty Photos)

Democratic presidential candidate and former US Vice President Joe Biden and his spouse Jill Biden, depart Delaware Memorial Bridge Veteran’s Memorial Park after paying their respects to fallen service members in Newcastle, Delaware, Might 25, 2020. (Photograph by Olivier DOULIERY / AFP) (Photograph by OLIVIER DOULIERY/AFP by way of Getty Photos)

Democratic presidential candidate and former US Vice President Joe Biden and his spouse Jill Biden, pay their respects to fallen service members on Memorial Day at Delaware Memorial Bridge Veteran’s Memorial Park in Newcastle, Delaware, Might 25, 2020. (Photograph by Olivier DOULIERY / AFP) (Photograph by OLIVIER DOULIERY/AFP by way of Getty Photos)

Democratic presidential candidate and former US Vice President Joe Biden together with his spouse Jill Biden, pay their respects to fallen service members on Memorial Day at Delaware Memorial Bridge Veteran’s Memorial Park in Newcastle, Delaware, Might 25, 2020. (Photograph by Olivier DOULIERY / AFP) (Photograph by OLIVIER DOULIERY/AFP by way of Getty Photos)

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Former Vice President Joe Biden speaks with Hillary Clinton throughout The Impression of COVID-19 on Ladies digital city corridor occasion as seen livestreaming on a laptop computer in Washington, DC on April 28, 2020. Through the occasion, Hillary Clinton endorsed Joe Biden for president. (Photograph by Carolyn Van Houten/The Washington Submit by way of Getty Photos)

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UNKNOWN LOCATION – APRIL 13: On this screengrab taken from JoeBiden.com marketing campaign web site, U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) endorses Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden throughout a reside streaming broadcast on April 13, 2020. Sanders mentioned, “Right this moment, I’m asking all People—I’m asking each Democrat, I’m asking each Unbiased, I’m asking quite a lot of Republicans—to come back collectively on this marketing campaign to help your candidacy.” (Photograph by JoeBiden.com by way of Getty Photos)

El exvicepresidente Joe Biden habla con los medios de comunicación y un puñado de simpatizantes en Berston Area Home el 9 de marzo de 2020, en Flint, Michigan. (John J. Kim/Chicago Tribune/Tribune Information Service by way of Getty Photos)

Democratic presidential candidate, former Vice President Joe Biden arrives to talk at Alexis Dupont Excessive Faculty in Wilmington, Del., Tuesday, June 30, 2020. (AP Photograph/Patrick Semansky)

Democratic presidential candidate, former Vice President Joe Biden speaks at Alexis Dupont Excessive Faculty in Wilmington, Del., Tuesday, June 30, 2020. (AP Photograph/Patrick Semansky)




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“We obtained to achieve out to the Latino neighborhood. You realize, quite a lot of younger folks, you’ve obtained quite a lot of Latinos, African People who might not vote. They’re not gonna for Donald Trump, that’s for certain, however they might not vote in any respect,” Sanders mentioned. “How will we convey them into the political course of? How will we get them to vote?”

A Biden marketing campaign adviser, Symone Sanders, was requested Sunday on ABC’s “This Week” whether or not the marketing campaign would take Sanders’ recommendation.

“We all know that we have now work to do. And we have now mentioned from the start, and Vice President Biden has been very clear about this … that we’re actually working to earn each single vote on this nation. And we wish to earn the votes of the Latino and Hispanic neighborhood,” she mentioned.

Sanders has campaigned for Biden, holding digital rallies in seven states, together with one this weekend in Michigan. It’s considered one of three states the place Sanders warned Democrats ought to be “nervous” about their probabilities, together with Pennsylvania and Wisconsin.

“The keenness is with Trump, not with Biden,” Sanders mentioned.

In 2016, Trump’s surprising victories n these three Rust Belt states, bolstered partly by his help amongst white working class voters, helped ship him the White Home. The Biden marketing campaign has targeted a lot of its early efforts on these three states, with Biden and working mate Kamala Harris visiting all three in current weeks.

Whereas Sanders made his considerations public in current interviews, he additionally has expressed them in non-public to the Biden marketing campaign, in accordance with Faiz Shakir, Sanders’ former presidential marketing campaign supervisor.

“He has been in direct contact with the Biden crew and has urged them to place extra emphasis on how they’ll elevate wages, create hundreds of thousands of fine paying jobs, decrease the price of pharmaceuticals and develop well being care protection,” Shakir mentioned.

Shakir mentioned Sanders “additionally thinks {that a} stronger outreach to younger folks, the Latino neighborhood and the progressive motion will probably be of actual assist to the marketing campaign.”

Biden has adopted a few of Sanders’ extra liberal proposals, however the Democratic nominee has been cautious to keep away from a few of progressives’ extra contentious coverage priorities, corresponding to defunding the police and adopting a totally government-run healthcare system. His dedication to a extra centrist marketing campaign has pissed off some progressives, who warn that Biden’s cautious marketing campaign might flip off younger and minority voters.

However Sanders expressed confidence that these within the progressive motion who could also be dissatisfied by Biden’s insurance policies would nonetheless be motivated by a want to win the White Home.

“I might hope that, whereas folks can have sturdy disagreements with Biden — I do — for the second, put that apart,” Sanders mentioned on PBS. “That’s what, in a way, coalition politics is about: You come collectively for a standard objective. The objective is to defeat Trump.”