Hillary Clinton Allies Snipe at Sanders: Half of Bernie’s Early Donors ‘Were Named Vladimir’


Days after one ex-Hillary Clinton staffer derisively referred to Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) as “his royal majesty king” for flying on private jets, the Clinton camp is continuing to snipe at the Vermont senator.

Speaking with Politico, longtime Clinton pal David Brock — who launched a PAC on behalf of the former Secretary of State in the last cycle — suggested that Democratic diehards might not get behind Sanders, should he emerge from the crowded primary.

“I would say — and for all I know, the Sanders people might take this as a compliment — among a lot of the major donors in the party, there’s concern that he could emerge,” Brock said. “There are some very dyed-in-the-wool Democrats that wouldn’t at all be enthusiastic about supporting him in a general election.”

Comments made by Sanders last week on The View appeared to rankle Clinton allies. When asked on the ABC daytime show whether he’d seek counsel from Clinton, the Vermont senator said tersely, “I suspect not.”

“[C]rap like this 613 days before Election Day is irresponsible, counter-productive, & sets us all back,” tweeted Nick Merrill — a former senior advisor to Clinton — in response to Sanders’s comments on The View.

There was also this pithy barb — regarding the news that Sanders raised $1 million in the first three-and-a-half hours of his 2020 campaign — from ex-Clinton campaign staffer Adam Parkhomenko.

“[O]nly half [of the senator’s donors] were named Vladimir,” Parkhomenko wrote.

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