Real estate mogul Donald Trump is starting to pivot towards attacking former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. One of the tactics he just publicly announced: he's going to use Sen. Bernie Sanders's (I-VT) attacks on her.

In a phone interview with MSNBC's "Morning Joe," Trump sounded sympathetic towards Clinton's socialist opponent.

"Bernie Sanders has a message that's interesting," Trump said. "I'm going to be taking a lot of the things that Bernie said and using them."

Trump added that Sanders has "some very good material" in his speeches and that he has said things about Clinton "that are actually surprising, that essentially she has no right to even be running and that she’s got bad judgment."

"When he said 'bad judgment,' I said ‘Soundbite!'" said Trump.

Having softened up Sanders with the praise, Trump encouraged him to run as an independent since the Democrat Party has treated him like dirt.

The business tycoon's sympathy towards Sanders isn't all that surprising since the two have more in common than meets the eye. Sanders has railed against Clinton for her ties to Wall Street, that she's not progressive enough, she's not qualified and that she's a flip-flopper. Trump may not be able to use the progressive line in a general election, but the rest is ready-made for future Trump soundbites.

(h/t: Washington Free Beacon)