Looks like the fight is on. Bernie Bros are clapping back, which sparked what is now the top Twitter trend.
Here’s the 411.
Hillary repaid that 2016 Bernie Sanders endorsement by publicly slagging him… in a pretty personal way. Will it backfire in the same way her ‘basket of Deplorables’ comment did?
For starters, she ducked the question when she was asked if she’d support Bernie if he won the nom.
As much as she hates Trump, she wasn’t ready to ‘feel the Bern’ even to take down her nemesis.
HILLARY ON BERNIE: “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. He was a career politician. It's all just baloney and I feel so bad that people got sucked into it." https://t.co/1J6DGUNioN
— Kasie Hunt (@kasie) January 21, 2020
From the Hollywood Reporter piece:
In the doc, you’re brutally honest on Sanders: “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. He was a career politician. It’s all just baloney and I feel so bad that people got sucked into it.” That assessment still hold?
Yes, it does.
If he gets the nomination, will you endorse and campaign for him?
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. 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. And I don’t think we want to go down that road again where you campaign by insult and attack and maybe you try to get some distance from it, but you either don’t know what your campaign and supporters are doing or you’re just giving them a wink and you want them to go after Kamala [Harris] or after Elizabeth [Warren]. I think that that’s a pattern that people should take into account when they make their decisions.
[asked about her interactions with this year’s candiates] …I answer their questions, number one. I’ve talked to practically everybody who had run and is still running.
Assume Bernie’s not part of that?
(Nods.) So, I can’t say all of them. But I answer their questions.
Later, she managed to fit in a complaint/excuse about sexism.
That’s the world we live in.
It’s really hard ever to score 100 when you’re trying to navigate gender expectations and barriers. Sometimes you really do want to let loose, and then you think, “Oh, great, they’ll say I can’t take it, so I’m getting angry.” Or they’ll say that I’m mad, and that that’s not a very attractive look. So, it’s a constant evaluation about, how can I best convey who I am, what I believe, what I stand for and what I’m willing to fight for?
So, what about the reaction?
For one thing, the top trending hashtag is #ILikeBernie.
The far-left wing is getting riled up, and they aren’t all ‘playing nice’, either:
When @HillaryClinton says "nobody likes him" about @BernieSanders what she means is no one important likes him. It's just a bunch of nobodies that like him. I'm proud to be a nobody. I don't want to be in their club, I want to serve the people. #IAmANobody https://t.co/CeZaJPQv0S
— Cenk Uygur (@cenkuygur) January 21, 2020
Congrats, Cenk, now you know how half of America felt with her ‘basket of deplorables’ line.
By the way, Cenk. Thanks for that election night meltdown. Let’s do it again in November!
I am proud to be a nobody who likes @BernieSanders.
When @HillaryClinton says nobody likes him, that means nobody she thinks is important likes him.
Which is exactly why I do.
— Actual Context | RevTeam (@ContextCap) January 21, 2020
“Nobody likes him?” What is Hillary Clinton saying about the rest of the field. Yikes. pic.twitter.com/JHFafWZrR4
— ? Clark Feels The Bern (@Clarknt67) January 21, 2020
#HillaryClinton saying "Nobody likes him" is so stupid. Who gives a rat's ass what she thinks? She isn't running, @BernieSanders is. While we're at it, let's show everyone just how much of a lying sack of garbage @HillaryClinton is.https://t.co/fxmkZPYkDc
— Devon Freese (@DevonFreese) January 21, 2020
“Bernie Sanders: Nobody Likes Him!” from Words From A Winecave, a new podcast by Hillary Clinton
— Ron Placone (@RonPlacone) January 21, 2020
— Will Stratton (@MyNoSkips) January 21, 2020
Who wore it best?
Nobody Likes Him? Hillary are u talking about Bill or your pal Brian Epstein who had this painting of Bill? pic.twitter.com/WgqB8DMGq9
— Eola Swann? (@Grouchosauras) January 21, 2020