In a forthcoming Hulu documentary series titled Hillary, Clinton says that “nobody likes him.” She added, “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.”
While discussing the doc with The Hollywood Reporter, Clinton was asked if that assessment still stands, to which she said, “Yes it does.”
She also blasted the “culture” around Sanders, particularly following the controversies he’s had with Democratic rivals like former Vice President Joe Biden and Sen. Elizabeth Warren. Clinton also added that she wouldn’t yet potentially endorse Sanders as the Democratic nominee.
“I'm not going to go there yet. We're still in a very vigorous primary season. I will say, however, that it's not only him, it's the culture around him,” Clinton 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.”
Clinton said that Sanders has “not only permitted” that culture but is “very much supporting it.”
One of Sanders’ recent high profile disputes has been with Warren, whom he allegedly told that a woman can’t win the White House. “I think [that sentiment] is untrue, which we should all say loudly,” Clinton said. “I did get more votes both in the primary, by about 4 million, and in the general election, by about 3 million.”
“This argument about whether or not or when he did or didn't say that a woman couldn't be elected, it's part of a pattern,” she added. “If it were a one-off, you might say, ‘OK, fine.’ But he said I was unqualified. I had a lot more experience than he did, and got a lot more done than he had, but that was his attack on me.”
People have reacted to Clinton's strong wording, many taking to Twitter to back Sanders.