Thursday, 7 September 2017

Bernie Sanders dismisses Hillary Clinton's comments blaming him for her election loss.

Bernie Sanders says he isn’t interested in discussing Hillary Clinton blaming himfor her election loss to Donald Trump in the 2016 presidential election.

“My response is that right now it’s appropriate to look forward and not backward,” the Vermont independent senator said in an interview published by The Hill newspaper on Wednesday. “Our job is to go forward.”

Sanders comments came a day after excerpts were published from Clinton’s upcoming campaign memoir, “What Happened.” In the book, Clinton claims that the “attacks” Sanders leveled at her during the 2016 Democratic primary “caused lasting damage,” made it harder to “unify progressives” and paved the way for Trump’s “Crooked Hillary” refrain during the general election.

“I don’t know if that bothered Bernie or not,” Clinton writes. “He certainly shared my horror at the thought of Donald Trump becoming President, and I appreciated that he campaigned for me in the general election. But he isn’t a Democrat.”

Sanders lost his bid for the Democratic nomination and endorsed Clinton at the Democratic National Convention.
“He didn’t get into the race to make sure a Democrat won the White House,” Clinton continues. “He got in to disrupt the Democratic Party.”

By Dylan Stableford.

Full story at Yahoo News.

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