Clinton: I Urged ’08 Supporters to Back Obama, ‘Didn’t Get That Respect’ from Sanders and His Supporters
Hillary Clinton talked again about Bernie Sanders on The View today, making it clear she still resents how he didn’t do enough to help her against Donald Trump.
She said today she was “surprised” by the “increasingly personal” attacks on her from her primary opponent, before bringing up what she did for Barack Obama in 2008:
“As soon as I lost, I turned around, I endorsed him, I worked hard for him, I was arguing with my supporters at the Denver convention in 2008 about why they had to quit complaining that I didn’t win and get out and support Barack Obama. And I didn’t get that respect from him [Sanders] and his supporters.”
In her book, Clinton says that Sanders’ attacks on her during the primary did “lasting damage.”
Jedediah Bila brought up some of the issues raised in the DNC emails and how it might have created some “animosity.” Clinton again said that Sanders wasn’t a Democrat and doesn’t personally identify as one, saying, “I think the whole DNC issue was blown way out of proportion.”
Sanders has responded to Clinton in recent interviews by saying they shouldn’t keep arguing about 2016. In his DNC convention speech, Sanders said that “based on her ideas and her leadership, Hillary Clinton must become the next president of the United States,” and he contrasted Trump with her on a number of policy fronts.
Watch above, via ABC.
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