Bernie Sanders Claims Momentum Despite Being ‘Decimated’ in South Carolina's Democratic Primary

Sanders appeared on "This Week"

Sanders, who finished with a mere 26 percent of the vote, found a silver lining in results in the voting of one demographic of the South Carolina electorate.

“We got decimated. The only positive thing was for us is we won the 29 years of age and younger vote,” he said. “But we got killed.”

Sanders said he “absolutely” must do better with black voters to even have a chance at winning the Democratic nomination.

“I think you’re going to see us doing –- and I think the polls indicated -– much better within the African-American community outside of the Deep South,” Sanders said.

With large African-American and Latino populations, the demographics in the Super Tuesday states also give Clinton a sharp advantage, and without wins there, the opening for a Sanders comeback narrows.

“We think we’ve got a lot of work in front of us, but, George, I think we can win this thing,” Sanders said.