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Hillary Blasts Bernie Sanders, Suggests He’s Sexist and ‘Nobody Likes Him’

Democratic presidential candidates, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, left, and Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt. talk over each other during the democratic presidential primary debate at the Gaillard Center, Sunday, Jan. 17, 2016, in Charleston, S.C. (AP Photo/Mic Smith)

Hillary Clinton, who needed a rigged primary to defeat Bernie Sanders in 2016, had some strong words about Bernie Sanders in a new Hulu documentary set to premiere at Sundance.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the documentary, titled Hillary, is “mostly” flattering to the twice-failed presidential candidate. “I’d watched the 2016 election very closely, very emotionally and very disappointedly,” says director Nanette Burstein.

The documentary was compiled from nearly 2,000 hours of footage from the 2016 campaign.

I doubt there’s much interesting to be seen in this documentary except for the part where Hillary says how she feels about her former primary opponent.

“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,” Hillary said of Sanders. “He was a career politician. It’s all just baloney and I feel so bad that people got sucked into it.”

When asked by The Hollywood Reporter in an interview about the forthcoming documentary if that sentiment she expressed then still applies today, she replied, “Yes, it does.”

In fact, Hillary still holds enough ill will toward Sanders that she won’t even commit to endorsing him, should he win the 2020 Democratic primary. “I’m not going to go there yet. 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.”

Hillary then echoed Elizabeth Warren’s failed attacks on Bernie by suggesting that he’s sexist and that his supporters are too. “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.”

It looks like Hillary knows how to hold a grudge.

As interesting as Hillary’s views on Bernie Sanders must be, I still have no desire to watch this four-part Hulu series. Now, if there’s footage of the exact moment Hillary realized she was going to lose the election, then I’d watch it.


Matt Margolis is the author of Trumping Obama: How President Trump Saved Us From Barack Obama’s Legacy and the bestselling book The Worst President in History: The Legacy of Barack Obama. You can follow Matt on Twitter @MattMargolis