Former Secretary of State and 2016 Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton was recorded recently, giving heavy criticism towards her once opponent Senator Bernie Sanders. But now that those words are not being taken so well by her party, she has pretty much done an about-face on the issue.
A new documentary is in the works for Clinton, according to The Hollywood Reporter, and in it are some very harsh words towards current presidential candidate Sanders.
She said of the man, “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.”
Tell us how you really feel, Hillary. I mean, wow! It doesn’t get much blunter than that. But that isn’t all she said on the matter.
On Tuesday, an interview about the documentary was published in which Clinton was asked if what she felt towards Sanders when the documentary was being taped still holds true. And she quickly replied, “Yes, it does.” she then went on to criticize him more, calling out his failures as a leader and the view of women he allows to be portrayed by his followers.
She said, “It’s his leadership team. It’s his prominent supporters. It’s his online Bernie Bros and their relentless attacks on most 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.”
Hillary also refused to say whether or not she would endorse Sanders if he won the nomination.
As you can imagine, her words in either case, are not being taken very well by Bernie fans, or many members of her party in general. And someone must have let her know because mere hours after her interview was released, she corrected her previous statements, saying she would endorse him if he were nominated.
“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,” even if it’s Sanders.
This is her covering her butt, as usual.
Hillary is already on pretty shaky ground as it is, and she knows she can’t afford to alienate anyone else.
Back in October, rumors began to circle that Hillary might end up entering the presidential race after all. And so in preparation for that possibility, Politico completed some unofficial polls on the idea. It started with Senate Democrats, the most likely to be on her side.
But the results proved that Hillary might be even more unwanted than she claims Bernie is.
Naturally, the senators were polite. After all, she still does hold some sway in politics. However, they pretty much all agreed that her time had passed and now they should turn to someone else.
“Minority Whip Dick Durbin said, “I believe it’s time for another nominee.” Martin Heinrich from New Mexico stated, “It would be a mistake,” and Jon Tester said it wouldn’t be “good” for her. Not a single Democrats seemed to be of the mind that she should run.
And can you blame them? She had already run the gauntlet twice, first against Barack Obama and then against Donald Trump. And both times she had lost, even though everyone had said 2016 would be a slam dunk.
But it wasn’t. And therein lies her real problem with Bernie Sanders.
In 2016, Sanders opposed Hillary Clinton for the Democratic nomination. When it became clear that he would not win it, he dropped out, giving it to her. In addition, he also very publicly endorsed her and even campaigned for her, encouraging his supporters to now follow Hillary.
But according to Hillary, it was too little too late. She still claims that Bernie’s delayed endorsement is what cost her the win against Trump. She said in the document, “Honestly, Bernie just drove me crazy.”
What we have here is a spoiled teenager who lost the title of prom queen and is still terribly upset about it. She is bitter and vindictive, and so why wouldn’t she take it out on Bernie Sanders, a man she blames for her current and quickly eroding place in politics.