The former Presidential candidate sadly seems keen on messing up another election for the United States.
It looks like 2016 Democratic Presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and United States President Donald Trump do have something in common with each other after all. They both have quite the grudge against Democratic candidate Bernie Sanders. The most radical left-wing candidate of the 2020 race thus far, Sanders lost the Democratic nominee to Clinton during the last election cycle. Though he gracefully gave up his own campaign and stood by Clinton's side almost immediately, it appears that she is not willing to do the same. In a soon-to-be-released four-part documentary on Hulu, Clinton claimed "nobody likes him," NBC News reports.
"He was in Congress for years," she says of Sanders in the documentary titled Hillary. "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." She was unrelenting in her scathing opinion. In a follow-up interview about with The Hollywood Reporter, when asked whether her characterization of him has stayed the same, she blankly responded in the affirmative. How quickly we all forget the past, huh? But that's not all. When asked if she would back Sanders if he won the Democratic nomination this year, Clinton refused to commit. She commented, "I'm not going to go there yet. We're still in a very vigorous primary season." This election season, the Democrats have a pool of a dozen candidates to nominate from.
In addition to this, she critiqued the "culture" that surrounds Sanders. "I will say, however, that it's not only him, it's the culture around him," Clinton explained. "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." Sanders recently came under fire for reportedly claiming fellow Democratic candidate Elizabeth Warren did not have the capability to become President. This turned out to be fake news, but Clinton sure looks happy to buy into the narrative. She alleged that Sanders has "not only permitted" that culture but is somehow "very much supporting it." Despite her assertions, it must be noted that Sanders has had a track recording of fighting for gender equality. Could this possibly be a way to undermine a radical candidate that is speedily picking up in the polls?
Consequently, her comments quickly went viral (because of course, they would!) and received some intense criticism. After all, the Democrats should know better than to bicker amongst themselves when they've got to beat the big bad wolf in the White House. Therefore, Clinton had to do some last-minute damage control. Much like the President, she took to everyone's favorite platform to save face, Twitter. Clinton posted, "I thought everyone wanted my authentic, unvarnished views! But to be serious, the number one priority for our country and world is retiring Trump, and, as I always have, I will do whatever I can to support our nominee." If that's our number one priority, maybe we shouldn't be diverting so much of our energy into running a smear campaign against our own party members - Trump's got that covered. Do not lose us another election, Clinton.