Democratic presidential candidates Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-V.t, right, and Hillary Clinton react as they speak during the CNN Democratic Presidential Primary Debate at the Brooklyn Navy Yard Thursday, April 14, 2016, New York. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
Hillary Clinton is definitely some piece of work.
After what she did to Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) during the 2016 primary, she should be begging his forgiveness forever. The DNC favoring her prior to the nomination was a huge scandal before their convention and caused the resignation of the DNC head, Debbie Wasserman Schultz and a protest by the Bernie folks at the convention.
Despite all that, Sanders managed to put that aside and threw his support to Clinton, even campaigning for her to beat Donald Trump.
Now, Hillary Clinton is viciously attacking Sanders just as he’s surging in the polls against Biden and Warren. She made the remarks in an interview with the Hollywood Reporter and in her new Hulu documentary. As we reported earlier, she also took the opportunity to excuse herself when it came to Harvey Weinstein, saying there was no way anyone could have known about his alleged sexual assault actions.
She claimed Bernie was unlikeable and hadn’t done anything in Congress for all the years he was there.
“He was in Congress for years. He had one senator support him. Nobody likes him, nobody wants to work with him, he got nothing done,” Clinton said in the documentary. “He was a career politician. It’s all just baloney and I feel so bad that people got sucked into it.”
Clinton would not pledge to support Sanders if he won the 2020 Democratic nomination citing the wide Democratic field and concerns about Sanders’ online supporters, calling them “Bernie Bros.”
“I’m not going to go there yet. We’re still in a very vigorous primary season,” Clinton said. “I will say, however, that it’s not only him, it’s the culture around him. It’s his leadership team. It’s his prominent supporters. It’s his online ‘Bernie Bros’ and their relentless attacks on lots of his competitors, particularly the women. And I really hope people are paying attention to that because it should be worrisome that he has permitted this culture — not only permitted, [he] seems to really be very much supporting it.”
That last part about attacks on women is trying to milk the Elizabeth Warren claim that Sanders supposedly said a woman couldn’t win the presidency.
“If it were a one-off, you might say, ‘OK, fine.’ But he said I was unqualified. I had a lot more experience than he did, and got a lot more done than he had, but that was his attack on me,” Clinton said. “I just think people need to pay attention because we want, hopefully, to elect a president who’s going to try to bring us together, and not either turn a blind eye, or actually reward the kind of insulting, attacking, demeaning, degrading behavior that we’ve seen from this current administration.”
Boy, isn’t that a case of projection? Clinton is possibly the most unliked candidate ever who seriously had difficulty naming anything she’d actually achieved.
In response, Sanders said his wife liked him and he was concentrating on impeachment. Asked further why he thought Clinton was still talking about the 2016 election, Sanders replied: “That is a good question. Ask her.”
It’s pretty transparent and pretty vile, especially how he put his feelings aside to support her. She’s pulling out the stops to do him in, again, likely to help Warren.
But it’s Hillary Clinton, once again demonstrating why she’s unlikeable, why she lost and “what happened.”