Politics Bernie Sanders Responds to Hillary Clinton Book Criticism: Stop ‘Arguing About 2016’

05:50  08 september  2017
05:50  08 september  2017 Source:   thedailybeast.com

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.

Bernie Sanders had to know that Stephen Colbert was going to ask him about Hillary Clinton ’s new book . “Let’s not keep arguing about 2016 . Let’s get together and take on Trump’s desire to divide us up.

Bernie Sanders dismissed Hillary Clinton 's criticism that he and his supporters didn't afford her the same respect in the 2016 campaign that she gave In an interview with "Meet The Press" on Sunday, Sanders responded to Clinton 's criticism , arguing that he canvassed for her throughout the US.

  Bernie Sanders Responds to Hillary Clinton Book Criticism: Stop ‘Arguing About 2016’ © CBS

Bernie Sanders had to know that Stephen Colbert was going to ask him about Hillary Clinton’s new book. And the Vermont senator seemed very prepared to answer those questions when he appeared on The Late Show on Thursday night.

In her new campaign memoir, What Happened, Clinton writes that Sanders’ “attacks” on her progressive credentials “caused lasting damage, making it harder to unify progressives in the general election and paving the way for Trump’s ‘Crooked Hillary’ campaign.” She adds, “President Obama urged me to grit my teeth and lay off Bernie as much as I could. I felt like I was in a straitjacket.”

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.

Colbert challenged Bernie Sanders to respond to Hillary Clinton 's claims about him, because 2016 will never end: http Bernie Sanders Fires Back at Hillary Clinton ’s Book Criticism : Stop ‘ Arguing About 2016 ’.

Bernie Sanders is aware that Hillary Clinton ’s new book What Happened reveals her to be, uh, less than thrilled with his campaign for president, suggesting he hurt hers with undue attacks and pie in the sky “We need her help to go forward,” Sanders concluded. “Let’s not keep arguing about 2016 .”

Colbert, who will have Clinton on his show next week for her first late-night appearance since the election, asked Sanders how he would respond to her when she is sitting in that chair. “What do you think I should ask her?” the host inquired.

“I think the response is we have got to think going forward,” Sanders said, carefully, “and I would like her to join us in a fight for 15 [dollar minimum wage], in a Medicare-for-all single payer system, in taking on the fossil fuel industry so that we transform our energy system away from fossil fuel and move to energy efficient and sustainable energy.”

“So in other words, we need her help to go forward,” he continued. “Let’s not keep arguing about 2016. Let’s get together and take on Trump’s desire to divide us up. Let’s go forward with a progressive agenda.”

Hillary Clinton to sit down with CBS's Jane Pauley on Sunday

  Hillary Clinton to sit down with CBS's Jane Pauley on Sunday Former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton will sit down with "CBS Sunday Morning" anchor Jane Pauley Sunday for her first television interview to talk about her election defeat and new book set for release on Sept. 12.

Bernie Sanders Responds to Hillary Clinton Book Criticism : Stop ‘ Arguing About 2016 ’. Bernie Sanders had to know that Stephen Colbert was going to ask him about Hillary Clinton ’s new book .

Senator Bernie Sanders dropped by The Late Show with Stephen Colbert on Thursday night to discuss Hillary Clinton 's recent criticism of him during the 2016 Democratic primaries in her latest book , What Happened. "Let's stop arguing about 2016 .

“Ask her if she’ll do that,” Sanders told Colbert.

Earlier in the evening, on MSNBC’s All In with Chris Hayes, Sanders responded to a section of Clinton’s book that references, of all things, the film There’s Something About Mary.

“A deranged hitchhiker says he’s come up with a brilliant plan. Instead of the famous ‘eight-minute abs’ exercise routine, he’s going to market ‘seven-minute abs.’ It’s the same, just quicker,” Clinton writes of the movie. “Then the driver, played by Ben Stiller, says, ‘Well, why not six-minute abs?’ That’s what it was like in policy debates with Bernie. We would propose a bold infrastructure investment plan or an ambitious new apprenticeship program for young people, and then Bernie would announce basically the same thing, but bigger.”

“Does anybody really believe that?” Sanders asked of the notion that he “stole” Clinton’s best ideas. “The truth is, and the real story is, that the ideas we brought forth in that campaign, which were so crazy and so radical, have increasingly become mainstream.”

Bernie Sanders on Supporters Not Voting for Clinton: 'No Kidding!' .
Sen. Bernie Sanders chalked up the fact that some of his supporters during 2016's Democratic primary eventually voted for Trump to "the nature of politics.""People say not everybody who voted for Bernie ended up voting for Hillary, no kidding!" Sanders said on "Meet The Press.

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