Hillary Clinton Slams Bernie Sanders: 'Nobody Likes Him'

Clinton piles on Sanders as the Vermont senator spars with former Vice President Joe Biden’s record on Social Security

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Hillary Clinton listens to rival Bernie Sanders during the Democratic U.S. presidential candidates' debate in Flint, Michigan, March 6, 2016.
Hillary Clinton listens to rival Bernie Sanders during the Democratic U.S. presidential candidates' debate in Flint, Michigan, March 6, 2016.Credit: Reuters

Former U.S. presidential candidate Hillary Clinton reportedly rips into Senator Bernie Sanders in a new Hulu documentary about her career, saying that "nobody likes him" and "nobody wants to work with him.”

In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Clinton doubles down saying that in his long career Sanders "got nothing done" and slams him as "a career politician."

Clinton waffles on whether or not she will endorse Sanders, saying, “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."

In December, during an interview with Howard Stern, Clinton who mocked Sanders for his policy proposals, saying it was "like running for fifth grade call [president], I will give you free everything."

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Sanders doubled down on criticism of former Vice President Joe Biden’s record on Social Security this week, as the two front-runners for the Democratic Party’s nomination for president sparred just weeks before voting begins.

Biden on Saturday accused Sanders’ campaign of misleading voters by sending out a selective excerpt taken from a speech where Biden discussed the retirement and disability benefits program.

But Sanders' campaign has continued to call attention to what it says is Biden’s decades-long record of pushing measures that would reduce funding to the program.

“I think anyone who looks at the vice president's record understands that, time after time after time, Joe has talked about the need to cut Social Security,” Sanders told reporters at a campaign stop in Concord, New Hampshire.

Responding to the suggestion his campaign had taken Biden’s comments out of context, Sanders said Biden’s record as a whole showed Biden “believes it appropriate to cut Social Security,” freeze cost-of-living adjustments that regularly raise benefits, or to raise the retirement age.

“You can argue about one video, whether it was full context, but the real issue is Joe voted, if my memory is correct, for the balanced budget amendment," referring to a 1995 vote on a constitutional amendment that would have forced administrations to balance federal budgets, which Sanders suggested would entail cutting Social Security.

Biden campaign spokesman Andrew Bates said the former vice president was “a champion of Social Security” and had argued for its expansion.

“He's running on a plan to significantly grow its benefits, paid for with new taxes on the wealthiest Americans,” said Bates.

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