Hillary Clinton Says Nobody Likes Or Wants To Work With Bernie Sanders, Social Media Reacts
Hillary Clinton’s new documentary fires a few shots at presidential candidate Bernie Sanders.
Hillary Clinton bested Bernie Sanders in the primary to represent Democrats for the 2016 presidential election. While she sat out this year after losing to current president Donald Trump, she’s not ashamed to reveal she’s still not feeling the Bern.
In her upcoming Hulu documentary Hillary, she opens up about the U.S. having a female president in the future and her and her husband Bill Clinton’s epic history with Monica Lewinsky. But it was what she said about Bernie Sanders that had her trending on Twitter Tuesday (Jan. 21).
“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. He was a career politician. It’s all just baloney and I feel so bad that people got sucked into it.”
While the four-hour documentary has been in motion since 2017, told The Hollywood Reporter her thoughts on Bernie Sanders are still going strong in 2020. When asked if she would back him, should he win the Democratic primary, she said,
“I’m not going to go there yet. 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. 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. And I don’t think we want to go down that road again where you campaign by insult and attack and maybe you try to get some distance from it, but you either don’t know what your campaign and supporters are doing or you’re just giving them a wink and you want them to go after Kamala [Harris] or after Elizabeth [Warren]. I think that that’s a pattern that people should take into account when they make their decisions.”
She also shared her thoughts on Bernie Sanders allegedly telling his opponent, Senator Elizabeth Warren, that he wasn’t convinced a woman could win the presidency.
“Well, number one, I think [that sentiment] is untrue, which we should all say loudly. I mean, I did get more votes both in the primary, by about 4 million, and in the general election, by about 3 million. I think that both the press and the public have to really hold everybody running accountable for what they say and what their campaign says and does. That’s particularly true with what’s going on right now with the Bernie campaign having gone after Elizabeth with a very personal attack on her. Then this argument about whether or not or when he did or didn’t say that a woman couldn’t be elected, it’s part of a pattern. 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. 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.”
It was only a matter of time before “Hillary Clinton” and “#NobodyLikesHim” climbed the trending ranks on Twitter, and many sided with Bernie Sanders.
Hillary Clinton: People won't vote for Bernie Sanders. Nobody likes him.
America: We love Bernie. Nobody likes you.
— Connor Stone (@connorstonehere) January 21, 2020
Y’all Hillary Clinton didn’t say anything about Bernie Sanders that he hasn't said about himself. He’s not there to get along w/people; he’s not there to "wish someone a happy birthday". He admits, proudly, that he’s kind of a jerk. #NobodyLikesHim pic.twitter.com/tJnNU83QLX https://t.co/QBLAKsWQFt
— Maya Contreras (@mayatcontreras) January 21, 2020
Since Hillary Clinton is attacking the “Bernie Bros,” let’s recall that some of her voters in 2008 refused to vote for Obama because they thought he was Muslim. pic.twitter.com/CLfqPgZxHQ
— Ibrahim (@ibrahimpols) January 21, 2020
Hillary premieres on Hulu March 6.
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