“Why would we be surprised? He’s not a Democrat,” Clinton said about Sanders’ lack of support for her campaign.
Hillary Clinton said that she didn’t get any respect from Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) or his supporters after she won the Democratic Party’s nomination for president, during an interview this week on “Pod Save America.”
Clinton, who is touring around her new book, “What Happened,” was asked about a Washington Post poll that found 67 percent of voters think Democrats are out of touch with the average person.
Host Jon Favreau asked Clinton if she thinks that the Democratic Party needs to change fundamentally as an institution with regards to policy, or if Democrats rather just need to sharpen their existing message.
“I’ve given this a lot of thought as you might guess, because it is deeply distressing to me that we are painted like that,” Clinton responded. “I had such a different experience in ’08 … once it was over it was over, and I quickly endorsed President Obama, I worked really hard to get him elected.”
Clinton then explained how she was still arguing with her supporters at the 2008 Democratic Convention in Denver, Colorado, telling them that they need to support Obama.
“I didn’t get anything like that respect from Sanders and his supporters, and it hurt,” Clinton continued. “To have basically captured the nomination ending up with more than four million votes than he had. But [Sanders] dragged it out it and he was so reluctant. But, why would we be surprised? He’s not a Democrat, and that’s not a slam on him, that’s just a repetition of what he says about himself.”
Clinton concluded by saying that Republicans have, “dedicated propaganda channels, that’s what I call Fox News,” that were aided and abetted by the Russians, and that Democrats didn’t understand how a reality TV campaign would dominate the media environment.
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