Former Hillary Clinton campaign press secretary Brian Fallon took a shot at the liberal news outlet the Young Turks on Tuesday.
Fallon tweeted out, "Promoting socialism is good for business," along with a link to a tweet about how the Young Turks has raised $20 million. The Young Turks Network is a left-leaning YouTube show led by Cenk Uygur. Fallon's tweet appeared to hit the Young Turks for being hypocrites.
Promoting socialism is good for business.https://t.co/24W1r0Wzdv
— Brian Fallon (@brianefallon) August 8, 2017
During the 2016 campaign, Uygur was often critical of Clinton and didn't endorse her until a few days before the election. The Young Turks and Uygur were avid supporters of Sen. Bernie Sanders (I., Vt.), and believed Clinton was not liberal enough and too close to Wall Street. In May, Uygur said he was at war with the Democratic Party.
"I am at war with the Democratic Party," Uygur said. "This corporatist, weak, spineless, pathetic party. It is because the Democratic Party doesn't know how to win because they are paid to lose. And I am done with that party. I am done with those losers. I don't give a fuck what the donors want."
Fallon's tweet is the latest in a series of spats between the Sanders and Clinton wings of the Democratic Party. Sanders supporters have now targeted rising stars Sen. Kamala Harris (D, Calif.) and Sen. Cory Booker (D., N.J.) for their ties to Wall Street.
Former Clinton advisers Peter Daou and Neera Tanden have come out and defended Harris and Booker against attacks from Sanders supporters.
Daou sent out a flurry of tweets, berating Sanders and his supporters, while Tanden wished Sanders himself would call out the bad behavior among his supporters.
Or not astounding at all. I don't hold @BernieSanders responsible for this bs at all but would be great if he called it out.
— Neera Tanden🖖🏼 (@neeratanden) August 3, 2017