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Clinton Comes Down On Sanders and Makes A Shocking Claim

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Clinton Comes Down On Sanders and Makes A Shocking Claim

In her new book titled “What Happened,” Hillary Clinton came down on Bernie Sanders, saying that his attacks against her during the primary caused “lasting damage” and paved the way for “(Donald) Trump’s ‘Crooked Hillary’ campaign.”

In the book that is scheduled to release September 12, Clinton said that Sanders, “had to resort to innuendo and impugning my character” because the two Democrats “agreed on so much.”

Clinton wrote that President Barack Obama counseled her to “grit my teeth and lay off Bernie as much as I could,” according to the excerpts. That strategy, Clinton wrote, made her feel she was “in a straitjacket.”

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Clinton, who is typically known for being calm and collected, went on to say, “Some of his supporters, the so-called Bernie Bros, took to harassing my supporters online. It got ugly and more than a little sexist.”

She continued, “When I finally challenged Bernie during a debate to name a single time I changed a position or a vote because of a financial contribution, he couldn’t come up with anything. Nonetheless, his attacks caused lasting damage, making it harder to unify progressives in the general election and paving the way for Trump’s ‘Crooked Hillary’ campaign.”
A Clinton aide was quoted saying, “She says a lot in this book, and some of it is going to surprise people. People should buy it, read it, and consider what she constructively lays out. It’s a great read.”
Clinton also said that Sanders “isn’t a Democrat.”
“That’s not a smear, that’s what he says,” she wrote. “He didn’t get into the race to make sure a Democrat won the White House, he got in to disrupt the Democratic Party.”
Clinton concluded, “I am proud to be a Democrat and I wish Bernie were, too.”
Sanders, on the other hand, has reportedly considered running for President again in 2020.
“I am not taking it off the table,” Sanders said in July.
What are your thoughts on Clinton’s words for Sanders?
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