Hillary Clinton Comes Out Swinging Against Bernie Sanders

Ryan Teague Beckwith

(Bloomberg) -- Clearly, the hatchet has not been buried between presidential candidate Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton.

In a new Hulu documentary quoted in The Hollywood Reporter, the 2016 Democratic presidential nominee calls her one-time rival “a career politician” with little support in the Senate.

“Nobody likes him, nobody wants to work with him, he gets nothing done,” she says. “It’s all just baloney and I feel so bad that people got sucked into it.”

In the interview, Clinton also criticizes the attacks by “his online Bernie Bros” on Elizabeth Warren, Kamala Harris and other women running for office. She even declines to say whether she would endorse Sanders or campaign for him if he wins the nomination.

The criticism is harsh, but it still pales in comparison to the last time a party’s previous nominee went after a current contender. In 2016, Mitt Romney argued that Donald Trump was a reckless, dishonest, unstable, misogynistic con man and a phony.

For his part, Sanders brushed off the remarks.

“My focus today is on a monumental moment in American history: the impeachment trial of Donald Trump,” he said in a campaign statement. “Together, we are going to go forward and defeat the most dangerous president in American history.”

Michael Bloomberg is also seeking the Democratic presidential nomination. He is the founder and majority owner of Bloomberg LP, the parent company of Bloomberg News.Michael Bloomberg is the founder and majority owner of Bloomberg LP, the parent company of Bloomberg News.

This post is part of Campaign Update, our live coverage from the 2020 campaign trail.

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