Bernie Sanders on Hillary Clinton comments: ‘Ask her’ why she’s still talking about 2016
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) refuted Hillary Clinton’s claim that “nobody likes him” — saying he knows at least one person who does.
“On a good day, my wife likes me, so let’s clear the air on that one,” Sanders joked to Capitol Hill reporters Tuesday.
Sanders was asked to respond to comments by the former secretary of state in an upcoming Hulu documentary about her in which she had some harsh words for her 2016 Democratic primary competitor.
“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,” Clinton said.
Clinton told The Hollywood Reporter on Tuesday that she stood by her comments, adding that Sanders, his advisers and his supporters created a toxic culture.
“It’s not only him — it’s the culture around him,” the former first lady said.
“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.”
“Secretary Clinton is entitled to her point of view,” Sanders said when asked Tuesday by reporters to respond to Clinton’s remarks on his supporters.
“My job today is to focus on the impeachment trial. My job today is to put together a team that can defeat the most dangerous president in the history of the United States of America,” he added.
When asked why he thought his 2016 primary competitor was “still talking about 2016,” Sanders responded, “That is a good question, you should ask her.”
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