Hillary Clinton Says ‘Nobody Likes’ Sanders and ‘Nobody Wants to Work With Him’

In an upcoming documentary, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton excoriates Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), her top rival in the 2016 Democratic primary and one of the leading candidates in this year’s race.

Clinton will be the subject of a four-part Hulu series titled “Hillary” that is set to drop on March 6th. But it’s her comments on Sanders from the documentary and an interview with The Hollywood Reporter that are already causing a stir.

“He was in Congress for years. He had one senator support him,” Clinton says in the documentary. “Nobody likes him, nobody wants to work with him, he got nothing done. He was a career politician. It’s all just baloney and I feel so bad that people got sucked into it.”

Asked if that assessment of Sanders “still holds” by The Hollywood Reporter, Clinton responded unflinchingly: “Yes, it does.”

But she went even further. When asked if she’d endorse Sanders and campaign for him against President Donald Trump, should he win the nomination, Clinton wouldn’t commit.

“I’m not going to go there yet,” Clinton said. “We’re still in a very vigorous primary season. 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.”

Clinton’s comments immediately caused a stir on social media.

Clinton’s comments will throw fresh gasoline on an already contentious relationship between Clinton and Sanders supporters. It’s also sure to complicate a Democratic primary that has become much more feisty in that last few days. Sanders recently apologized to former Vice President Joe Biden for an op-ed one of his surrogates wrote claiming Biden was corrupt.

Now, it appears Sanders is the one under fire, with an old rival speaking up to knock down his credibility and his record in the Senate. Sanders is yet to respond to the comments, as of publication.

Responses

  1. In the interview, Hillory was given a chance to answer the basic question: will you support Bernie after he wins the nomination? And she wavered.

    She wants to be president so badly, but when given the choice of supporting the nominee (in the same way Bernie went out of his way to support her when she was the nominee) and defeating the person who defeated her, she said that she would have to wait and think about it.

    Go back in your hole, Hillary. You don’t need any more attention. You are a destructive diversion from defeating our current fascistic president.

  2. I wonder what Bernie was thinking when Clinton said this:

    “https://youtu.be/qCr-dAA_81w”

  3. All IJR readers can vouch for General Confusion’s unconditional love of Bernie, so Hillary is incorrect. In 2016 Bernie had the endorsement of Sen Jeff Merkley and 2020 he has again been endorsed only by one- Patrick Leahy. But on the progress of getting the votes for his platform, there has not been a raise since the $7.25 federal minimum wage went into effect in July, 2009. Vermont does not have a minimum wage of $16.00 –or any other state. Bernie had 14 co-sponsors for his M4A bill in 2018 and down to 13 in 2019. Fantasy policies are lovely to talk about–but impossible to get thru Congress. Talk about World Peace. It is a fantasy, but at least everyone except weapons manufacturers support it.

    1. “Vermont does not have a minimum wage of $16.00” Phyllis

      I am confused. Are you saying that it is Bernie’s fault that the Vermont state politicians couldn’t find the courage to raise their minimum wage to something tenable or decent? They figured that it was best to do nothing vs doing something necessary. I say Vermont needs to elect better politicians.

      You also seem to be saying that we as a nation cannot do better than what we have now. No change is needed, steady as it goes. YOU may be content, but the vast majority of Americans are hurting… and you are O.K. with that.

  4. So says the woman who wasn’t popular in enough parts of the country to win the Presidency. Thank heavens for the Electoral College.

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