U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders said Hillary Clinton's campaign team has changed their tone in recent weeks and started to attack him after he swept eight of the last nine of the Democratic Party primaries and caucuses.
"There was a change in tone on the part of the Clinton people," Sanders told ABC in an interview. "They said we're not going to be nice to Bernie Sanders anymore, we're getting beaten every week. We're going to start beating him up when we go to New York City."
His comments come after he secured yet another win in Wyoming state, boosting his chances and narrowing Clinton’s lead. "In the last three and a half weeks, we have reduced her margin by a third," Sanders added.
Sanders further stressed that his campaign beat expectations and came a long way proving that with such momentum he could be the next Democratic nominee for U.S. president.
"There's no question I think the momentum is with us," he said. "We have come a really, really long way and I think we can win this."
Sanders has won eight contests in the last nine states, including Idaho, Utah, Alaska, Hawaii, Washington, Wisconsin and Wyoming, gaining more than 100 pledged delegates.
Sanders and Clinton are now heading to the New York primary, where the self-declared social democrat has been narrowing her lead in the polls.
"We are working really hard here. We want to win. We think we've got a shot to win and if we win here, it will be a major boost in Pennsylvania, to other states and out west," said a confident Sanders about the upcoming primary in his home state.
Sanders was born in Brooklyn and has been a New York resident since 2000. On Monday, Real Clear Politics polls show Clinton ahead of Sanders with less than 14 points compared to the 48-point lead she enjoyed mid-March.