If Sen. Bernie Sanders knows what good for him, he might not want to step too close to any tall building ledges or walk under any construction equipment for a little while.
According to an upcoming documentary on former Secretary of State and failed presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, she doesn’t think too highly of the Democratic socialist from Vermont – and, if she’s too be believed, neither does anyone else.
The Hollywood Reporter got ahold of several clips from the documentary, set to premiere on Hulu in March, before their one-on-one with Clinton, during which they asked the former First Lady:
“In the doc, you're brutally honest on Sanders: 'He was in Congress for years. He had one senator support him. Nobody likes him, nobody wants to work with him, he got nothing done. He was a career politician. It's all just baloney and I feel so bad that people got sucked into it.' That assessment still hold?”
“Yes, it does,” Clinton reportedly answered.
The Hollywood Reporter followed up, “If he gets the nomination, will you endorse and campaign for him?”
“I'm not going to go there yet,” Clinton said. “We're still in a very vigorous primary season. I will say, however, that it's not only him, it's the culture around him. It's his leadership team. It's his prominent supporters. It's his online Bernie Bros and their relentless attacks on lots of his competitors, particularly the women. And I really hope people are paying attention to that because it should be worrisome that he has permitted this culture — not only permitted, [he] seems to really be very much supporting it.
"And I don't think we want to go down that road again where you campaign by insult and attack and maybe you try to get some distance from it," she continued. "But you either don't know what your campaign and supporters are doing or you're just giving them a wink and you want them to go after Kamala [Harris] or after Elizabeth [Warren]. I think that that's a pattern that people should take into account when they make their decisions.”
When asked for her response on allegations that Sanders recently told fellow presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren that a women couldn’t win the presidency in 2020, Clinton answered, “He said I was unqualified. I had a lot more experience than he did, and got a lot more done than he had, but that was his attack on me. I just think people need to pay attention because we want, hopefully, to elect a president who's going to try to bring us together, and not either turn a blind eye, or actually reward the kind of insulting, attacking, demeaning, degrading behavior that we've seen from this current administration.”
(Cover Photo: Marc Nozell)