Clinton Still Thinks Sanders Campaign Is 'Baloney'

March 3, 2020

Two-time failed presidential candidate Hillary Clinton said Tuesday she still felt Sen. Bernie Sanders's (I., Vt.) campaign was "baloney."

ABC News correspondent Linsey Davis noted that Clinton was critical of Sanders's 2016 campaign in her new Hulu documentary, asking whether she still believes his campaign is "baloney" and that she felt "so bad people got sucked into it."

"Sure, yeah," Clinton said during the Good Morning America interview. "That was my authentic opinion then. It’s my authentic opinion now."

She laughed when asked about Sanders's belief that he should be the Democratic nominee if he has the most pledged delegates going into the convention. It's a reversal of his position in 2016.

"My reaction is, let’s follow the rules," Clinton said. "We’ve got rules. We had rules last time, and we have rules this time."

Clinton has been a staunch critic of Sanders since her victory in the 2016 Democratic primary.

In a four-part documentary that will air this month, Clinton dismissed him as a "career politician" and said, "Nobody likes him, nobody wants to work with him, he got nothing done."

"I'm not going to go there yet," Clinton said Tuesday when asked about potentially campaigning for Sanders. "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."