Thanks for taking the time to reply.
With respect, you're expressing a very us-and-them mentality, by comparing Sanders and Trump as outsiders to their respective establishments, as if either of them would be fine as long as Clinton doesn't win.
The fact of the matter is that a vast swath of the country is destitute and have been neglected by the previous 2 administrations. Regardless of why, you have to admit that something drastic needs to change. In their own ways, both Sanders and Trump address the demands of the poor.
For one, there's a difference between Trump's lack of corporate donations, and Sanders' lack of corporate donations.
Sanders is funded almost entirely by his supporters. Trump is funded entirely by supporters and himself. I expect them to advocate for the people in a way Clinton will be incapable of doing.
Furthermore, consider this study from Princeton which shows the disproportionate influence "economic elites" have on public policy. Skip to page 10 to see a graphical summary of the paper. I struggle to see how it is the result of anything but the influence of money in politics and how corporate funded Clinton could ever hope to address this.
Their economic policies stretch a lot further than TPP.
The TPP is one of my primary issues, I'm highly concerned both by how it bypasses the democratic process. The other guy asked why I support both Sanders and Trump, and this is up near the top and I probably should have emphasized it.
The jobs thing, I'm sorry, is absolutely bananas. What jobs are Americans competing for, exactly? Picking tomatoes for $2/hr? Are immigrants keeping Americans from taking those jobs?
Illegal immigration hurts the lowest classes the most. They are a drain on social services. They are a drain on police. They compete for those tomato picking jobs that perhaps would have paid more if there wasn't a huge oversupply of illegal labour. To be honest, I'm not sure why the left is so pro-illegal immigrant. It's impossible to have a welfare state without strong border controls.
Take a listen to this Vietnamese immigrant discuss the issue. A key point that he raises is that he has family that have been on the waiting immigration waiting list for years if not decades. In 2014, Obama legalized 3+ million illegal immigrants (not citizenship as the speaker suggests though). It's hard not to see that as a slap in the face of those immigrants that follow the rules.
But one thing I'm aware of is a dissonance between what is really going on in an American's motivations that inclines one towards a candidate, and what arguments they use to justify that subconscious choice, simply a side to be on and adopt that us-and-them nonsense.
I get it. Clinton panders to some. Sanders to others. Trump still to another group. Each sees their support as rational and justified and sees the others as ignorant.
Anyways, I hope I've further clarified why I support Sanders and Trump.