Hillary Clinton launched a scathing attack on presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders, her rival for the 2016 Democratic nomination, telling a documentary that “nobody likes him.” The former US secretary of state also refused to say whether she would endorse and campaign for Sanders if he becomes the Democrats’ choice to take on President Donald Trump in November’s election, reports Afp.
“He was in Congress for years. He had one senator support him,” Clinton says in a four-part series due to air on streaming site Hulu in March. “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 adds.
Sanders, a leftist senator from Vermont, is among the leaders in the race for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination. He sits second in national polls behind centrist Joe Biden and ahead of Massachusetts senator Elizabeth Warren, two weeks before the first nomination vote in Iowa. Sanders, 78, pushed 72-year-old Clinton to the wire four years ago in an acrimonious, months-long battle for the party’s nomination.
Clinton won that race but lost to Trump. She has criticized Sanders and his supporters for not sufficiently backing her in the presidential vote. Sanders played down the attack in the documentary, telling reporters that he was focused on Trump’s impeachment trial.