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Hillary's Bombshell on Bernie: 'Nobody Likes Him'

Clinton's 'Hollywood Reporter' interview offers a scathing rebuke; plus, Sanders says sorry to Biden
By Jenn Gidman,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 21, 2020 9:06 AM CST
In this May 29, 2019, file photo, Hillary Clinton delivers Hunter College's commencement address in New York.   (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, FILE)

(Newser) – If you were wondering why the hashtag #NobodyLikesHim was trending on Twitter on Tuesday, it's because the Hollywood Reporter dropped a big election-tied bomb. In a chat to promote the upcoming Hulu documentary Hillary, Hillary Clinton was asked to confirm that she said the following in the film about Bernie Sanders: "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." Asked if she still felt that way, Clinton replied, "Yes," noting what she says is a toxic, misogynistic culture among his supporters that Sanders won't address. She also wouldn't pledge to endorse or campaign for him if he's the Democratic nominee: "I'm not going to go there yet." As for whether she'd ever jump back into the ring herself, Clinton said, "I have had so many people [urge me to]. Every day."

But while "I'm grateful for people's confidence ... I did think it was right for me to step back. I'll do anything I can to defeat the current incumbent." Meanwhile, Sanders had an apology for Joe Biden on Monday after one of Sanders' surrogates, law professor Zephyr Teachout, published a Guardian op-ed accusing Biden of having a "corruption problem" and being a "weak candidate." Teachout claimed Biden "has perfected the art of taking big contributions, then representing his corporate donors at the cost of middle- and working-class Americans." "It is absolutely not my view that Joe is corrupt in any way," Sanders tells CBS News. "I'm sorry that that op-ed appeared." Biden's response: "Thanks for acknowledging this, Bernie. These kinds of attacks have no place in this primary. Let's all keep our focus on making Donald Trump a one-term president." More of the Clinton interview here. (Read more Hillary Clinton stories.)

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