Former Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton recently released a book detailing her agonizing defeat to Donald Trump during the 2016 election, and she is still — almost 10 months later — looking for someone, other than herself, to blame.
One of her favorite targets — in the book and in various interviews — is the man the Democratic National Committee railroaded out of the election to get Clinton to be the nominee: Sen. Bernie Sanders.
Sanders recently weighed in on Hillary’s book and some claims she makes about him contributing to her loss, and while he stays civil for the most part, he isn’t shy about setting a few things straight.
The Daily Caller reports:
Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont said Thursday evening that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton lost the 2016 presidential election to the “most unpopular candidate” in the history of American politics.
“Look, Secretary Clinton ran against the most unpopular candidate in the history of this country and she lost and was upset about that and I understand that,” Sanders told Stephen Colbert on “The Late Show.”
Clinton wrote in her new book, “What Happened,” that Sanders’ attacks during the the 2016 Democratic nominee debates “caused lasting damage, making it harder to unify progressives in the general election.”
Sanders does not seem at all angry about Clinton’s remarks. He told Colbert it is time for the nation to look forward, not backward, and tackle the problems facing our nation. He also solicited Hillary’s help in addressing a few of the public policy issues that he dedicates his time towards.
“We need her help to go forward,” Sanders said. “Let’s not keep arguing about 2016. Let’s get together and take on Trump’s desire to divide us up. Let’s go forward with a progressive agenda.”
Ouch. That first comment about losing to the most unpopular candidate in history is definitely a veiled burn, no matter how nice Bernie tries to act about it afterwards, and there’s little doubt Hillary isn’t going to like that statement.
Sanders is what you might call a consistent progressive socialist, someone who comes right out and admits what they believe, and actually attempts to pass legislation that backs up his worldview. Hillary is an establishment hack who talks like a progressive, but essentially only does so to get votes.
At the end of the day, Hillary is the only one responsible for her loss. A platform full of the same failed Democratic policies combined with her many scandals and lies made her extremely unappealing, even to her own party.
If only she would admit it.