Carville fires back at Sanders for 'hack' slam: 'At least I'm not a communist'

 
The back and forth follows a week in which Carville has repeatedly sounded the alarm about a potential Sanders match-up against President TrumpDonald John TrumpCensus Bureau spends millions on ad campaign to mitigate fears on excluded citizenship question Bloomberg campaign: Primary is two-way race with Sanders Democratic senator meets with Iranian foreign minister MORE in November, calling the scenario "the end of days" for the Democratic Party while referring to Sanders supporters as "a cult."
 
Sanders returned fire on Wednesday night during an interview with CNN's Anderson Cooper, arguing that "political hack" Carville represents the establishment his campaign is running against.
 
"James, in all due respect, is a political hack," Sanders said. "We are taking on Trump, the Republican establishment, Carville and the Democratic establishment. But at the end of the day, the grassroots movement that we are putting together — of young people, of working people, of people of color — want real change."
 
Carville, who worked as a campaign strategist for former President Clinton, escalated the feud Thursday on Snapchat with former CNN reporter Peter Hamby.

"Last night on CNN, Bernie Sanders called me a political hack,” Carville said. “That’s exactly who the f--- I am! I am a political hack! I am not an ideologue. I am not a purist. He thinks it’s a pejorative. I kind of like it! At least I’m not a communist.”
 
Trump also recently referred to Sanders as a communist.

"I think he's a communist. I mean, you know, look, I think of communism when I think of Bernie," Trump said in an interview with Fox News host Sean HannitySean Patrick HannityCarville fires back at Sanders for 'hack' slam: 'At least I'm not a communist' The Hill's 12:30 Report: Biden leaving New Hampshire early as voting underway Senators, bruised by impeachment, hunt for deals MORE before the Super Bowl.
 

"Obviously I am not a communist,” Sanders said, adding that maybe Trump “doesn’t know the difference.”