Bernie Sanders responded to Hillary Clinton’s claim that “nobody likes it”, saying, “On a good day, my wife likes me, so let’s clear the air.”
Clinton made his remarks in an upcoming Hulu documentary, which was cited by the Hollywood Reporter.
Sanders made a statement stating that he was focusing on Donald Trump’s impeachment. But later on Tuesday, when the Trump Senate trial started seriously, he spoke with a NBC journalist.
Asked why he thought Clinton was still talking about the 2016 election, Sanders said, “This is a good question. You should ask her.”
Clinton did not hold back.
“He had been in Congress for years [and] he had a senator who supported him, “he said in the extracts released by the Hulu documentary. He also called Sanders” a career politician “whose claim to represent American workers was” just baloney. “
“I feel so bad that people have been sucked in,” said Clinton.
Clinton also criticized the senator’s “leadership team” and “prominent supporters … his online Bernie brothers and their relentless attacks on many of his competitors, especially women.”
Asked by the reporter about Sanders’ alleged comment to Elizabeth Warren, another candidate this year, that no woman could have beaten Trump in 2020, Clinton said: “I think [that] it’s false, which we should all say out loud.
“I mean, I got more votes in both the primaries, around 4 million, and in the general election, around 3 million.”
Sanders denied making the comment, but Warren confronted him at the democratic debate in Iowa last week, saying, “I think you called me a liar on national TV.”
Clinton said: “I think both the press and the public really should hold everyone accountable for what they say and what their campaign says and does. This is especially true with what’s going on right now with Bernie’s campaign following Elizabeth with a very personal attack on her.
“So this argument about whether or not he made a woman could not be elected is part of a model. If it was a one-off, you could say” OK, good. “But he said I wasn’t qualified. I had much more experience than he did and I did much more than him, but that was his attack on me. “
In Hulu’s documentary, Clinton also refused to commit to supporting Sanders, saying, “I won’t go there yet. We are still in a very vigorous primary season.”
In the event, the former first lady, senator and secretary of state went there on Tuesday evening, tweeting: “I thought everyone wanted my authentic and unpainted opinions! But to be serious, priority no. 1 for our country and the world is to retire Trump and, as I always have, I will do everything possible to support our candidate. “
Sanders approved Clinton after winning the nomination, but many Clinton supporters think he has not supported her to the best of her ability. Clinton told radio host Howard Stern in December: “It hurt me. There are no doubts. It hurt me. “
It is a vision shared by some of Clinton’s traditional opponents. In an interview with the Guardian this month, the Republican consultant turned Trump’s critic, Rick Wilson, said that Clinton “beats [Bernie] right and square, he took his ball and went home. “
Many on the Democratic ledger side of Sanders would argue that the 2016 Primary rules were not fair and square. Trump delighted in prodding that plague, tweeting Wednesday morning: “They are bringing the nomination from Bernie for the second time. Wearing make-up! “
Less than two weeks after the Iowa caucuses, Sanders conducts numerous surveys in that state. He is also probing well in New Hampshire and nationally, although the fivethirtyeight.com website still predicts that Joe Biden will win the competition overall.
On Monday, CBS passed Sanders’ apology for a Guardian column by law professor Fordham Zephyr Teachout, which states that Biden had a problem with corruption.
“I absolutely don’t think Joe is corrupt in any way,” said Sanders. “And I’m sorry that editorial appeared.”