Hillary Throws Bernie Under The Campaign Bus, ‘Nobody Likes Him’ … Internet Erupts In Response

Written by Wes Walker on January 21, 2020

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.

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:

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!

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