Hillary Clinton is not a fan of Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders. She has been critical of Sanders since the two faced off in the 2016 Democratic primary battle.
In a newly released documentary Clinton, who went on to become the 2016 Democratic nominee, says that “nobody likes him.”
“He was in Congress for years,” Clinton says in a new four-part documentary that will air on Hulu soon. “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.”
During an interview with the Hollywood Reporter Clinton was asked if she still saw Sanders the same way. She did not hesitate to state that she did.
Clinton would then go on to criticize the “culture” around Sanders. As a Democratic presidential candidate in 2020 Sanders has had high-profile disputes with his Democratic rivals Joe Biden and Elizabeth Warren.
When asked if she would endorse Sanders if he won the Democratic nomination she stated that she could not commit to that.
“I’m not going to go there yet,” she said. “We’re still in a very vigorous primary season.”
Sanders endorsed Clinton in 2016 following the primary.
“I will say, however, that it’s not only him, but it’s also the culture around him,” Clinton added. “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 went on to state that Sanders has “not only permitted” that culture but is “very much supporting it.”
Clinton’s statements come on the heels of Joe Biden accepting an apology from Sanders for his campaign promoting a op-ed that accused Biden of having a “corruption problem.”
“Thanks for acknowledging this, Bernie,” Biden, a leading 2020 Democratic presidential contender, tweeted. “These kinds of attacks have no place in this primary. Let’s all keep our focus on making Donald Trump a one-term president.”
Elizabeth Warren recently accused Sanders of telling her back in 2018 that he did not believe a woman could win the upcoming presidential election. Sanders has denied the claim.
Neither Bernie Sanders or his campaign has replied to Clinton’s statements.