Despite losing the popular vote by over 2 million votes, Donald Trump is the president-elect after his historic victory over Hillary Clinton. As Trump continues to make his controversial cabinet selections, some voters are already regretting their decision to support him, while others just need a little convincing.

Bernie speaks

On Monday night, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders joined MSNBC host Chris Hayes for a special town hall event in Kenosha, Wisconsin, a town that voted overwhelmingly for the billionaire real estate mogul. In addition, Wisconsin was a state that was won by Donald Trump, with a recount in the Badger State only adding to his overall vote total.

As an outspoken critic of Trump, Sanders addressed all different voters, many who voted for and continue to support the former host of "The Apprentice." As seen on MSNBC on December 13, Sanders was able to get a least one Trump voter to re-think her decision.

(Sanders' conversation with Sparks starts at 4:20 in the above video.)

While Bernie Sanders and a handful of voters discussed why they did, or did not support Donald Trump, Wisconsin voter Gail Sparks cut in. "May I ask one thing," Sparks asked. "Who's paying for this? Who's paying for the Medicaid? Who's paying for the Social Security? Who's paying for the Medicare?" Sparks asked the crowd, who replied "We are."

After Bernie Sanders confirmed with Sparks that she didn't want the aforementioned programs cut, the Vermont senator explained the reality of the situation to her.

"Do you know who is now working very hard to try to do that?" Sanders asked, before replying that Republicans in Congress want to enact "devastating cuts" on social programs.

"The other point that you made is, who is going to pay for this stuff," Bernie Sanders said, which he referred to as a "very fair point." Explaining further, Sanders noted that "over the last 25 years, there has been a massive transfer of wealth in this country from you to the top one-tenth of one percent." After explaining the Republican plan to further cut social programs dealing with health care and education, Sparks appeared to regret her vote by admitting that the wealthy need pay more into the system.

"I don't think it's an unfair thing to ask," she said, before adding, "They got rich off of us, so it's time they put back."

Moving forward

While Donald Trump vowed to be the president of all people, especially when it came to money in their pocket, his tax proposals don't appear to match what he said on the campaign trail. In a recent analysis by the Tax Policy Center, Trump's tax plan would benefit the wealthy, while increasing taxes on earners at the bottom of the income ladder.

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