Politics Hillary: Bernie's attacks 'paved the way' for Trump

11:46  06 september  2017
11:46  06 september  2017 Source:   USA TODAY

Clinton blasts Sanders for 'lasting damage' in 2016 race

  Clinton blasts Sanders for 'lasting damage' in 2016 race <p>Hillary Clinton casts Bernie Sanders as an unrealistic over-promiser in her new book, according to excerpts posted by a group of Clinton supporters.</p>She said that his attacks against her during the primary caused "lasting damage" and paved the way for "(Donald) Trump's 'Crooked Hillary' campaign.

"Nonetheless, his attacks caused lasting damage, making it harder to unify progressives in the general election and paving the way for Trump ' s ‘Crooked Hillary ' campaign." "I don't know if that bothered Bernie or not," she writes.

Hillary In New Book: Bernie ’ s Campaign ‘Caused Lasting Damage,’ ‘ Paved The Way ’ For Trump . An excerpt from Hillary Clinton’s upcoming book on the 2016 election circulating online shows her taking digs at Bernie Sanders and his supporters.

Democratic presidential candidates Sen. Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton take part in a presidential debate sponsored by CNN and Facebook at Wynn Las Vegas on Oct. 13, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nev.© Joe Raedle, Getty Images Democratic presidential candidates Sen. Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton take part in a presidential debate sponsored by CNN and Facebook at Wynn Las Vegas on Oct. 13, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nev.

Excerpts released from Hillary Clinton's upcoming book What Happened, looking at her failed 2016 presidential campaign, shows that the former secretary of State blames her defeat at least partly on her primary rival, Sen. Bernie Sanders.

In passages shared on social media, Clinton said that because she and Sanders agreed on most policy issues, the Vermont senator resorted to "innuendo and impugning my character."

Hillary: Bernie's attacks 'paved the way' for Trump

  Hillary: Bernie's attacks 'paved the way' for Trump Excerpts released from Hillary Clinton's upcoming book What Happened, looking at her failed 2016 presidential campaign, shows that the former secretary of State blames her defeat at least partly on her primary rival, Sen. Bernie Sanders. In passages shared on social media, Clinton said that because she and Sanders agreed on most policy issues, the Vermont senator resorted to "innuendo and impugning my character." "His attacks caused lasting damage, making it harder to unify progressives in the general election and paving the way for Trump's 'Crooked Hillary' campaign," wrote Clinton.

“Nonetheless, his attacks caused lasting damage, making it harder to unify progressives in the general election and paving the way for Trump ’ s ‘Crooked Hillary ’ campaign.” She’ s actually blaming Bernie Sanders directly for the “Crooked Hillary ” campaign.

"His attacks caused lasting damage, making it harder to unify progressives in the general election and paving the way for Trump ' s 'Crooked Hillary ' campaign," wrote Clinton. The attacks from the " Bernie Bros" got "ugly and more than a little sexist," Clinton said. In the months since the election

"His attacks caused lasting damage, making it harder to unify progressives in the general election and paving the way for Trump's 'Crooked Hillary' campaign," wrote Clinton.

Clinton said she didn't "know if that bothered Bernie or not."

"He certainly shared my horror at the thought of Donald Trump becoming president," she said, adding that she was grateful for his support during the general election. But Sanders is an independent and "isn't a Democrat," Clinton said.

"He didn't get into the race to make sure a Democrat won the White House, he got in to disrupt the Democratic Party," she wrote.

Clinton said Sanders was right that Democrats needed to focus more on working-class families and less on wealthy campaign donors, but she said he was "fundamentally wrong about the Democratic Party."

Citing some of the party's successes Clinton said, "I am proud to be a Democrat and I wish Bernie were too."

Former president Barack Obama and Clinton's campaign team urged her not to hit back against Sanders out of concern that she would alienate his supporters, wrote Clinton.

"I felt like I was in a straitjacket," she said.

The 2016 Democratic nominee also accused Sanders' supporters of harassing her supporters online.

The attacks from the "Bernie Bros" got "ugly and more than a little sexist," Clinton said.

In the months since the election, Clinton has also blamed misogyny, former FBI director James Comey, Wikileaks and Russian interference for her 2016 defeat.

Trump: Clinton blames everyone but herself for election loss .
President Trump slammed Hillary Clinton in a pair of tweets Wednesday night, saying his former Democratic challenger "spent big money" but "had no game." "Crooked Hillary Clinton blames everybody (and every thing) but herself for her election loss," he wrote on Twitter. "She lost the debates and lost her direction!" Crooked Hillary Clinton blames everybody (and ev ery thing) but herself for her election loss," he wrote on Twitter. "She lost the debates and lost her direction!" Crooked Hillary Cl ery thing) but herself for her election loss. She lost the debates and lost her direction!- Donald J.

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