Bernie Was Asked Whether He Would Welcome Help From Hillary… YIKES

Senator Bernie Sanders is back in the running for the Democratic nomination and is prepping to take on President Trump in 2020, but do not expect him to welcome any help from the last person to take on Trump.

The Vermont senator was asked during an appearance on “The View” if he planned on welcoming or accepting help or advice from Hillary Clinton, his former Democratic primary opponent and who took on Trump in 2016.

Sanders rejected the idea and said he has “differences” with his former opposition.

“I suspect not,” Sanders answered, as the Washington Examiner reports. “Hillary has not called me. Look, we have differences. Hillary has played a very important role in modern American politics.”

And:

When asked if he has any interest in getting advice from Clinton, Sanders said, “I think not,” an answer that sent a ripple of laughter through the audience.

Sanders, a self-proclaimed socialist, said in February he would be running in his second consecutive Democratic primary competition.

In the 2016 Democratic primaries, Sanders lost the bid to Hillary Clinton, who went on to lose the general election to Donald Trump.

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Sanders may be keeping his distance from Clinton for a number of reasons. One of which could be that Sanders’ base may still be upset at the “rigged” Democratic primary in 2016, which some contend was the reason Sanders did not win the party’s nomination. From the Washington Post:

The former interim head of the Democratic Party just accused Hillary Clinton’s campaign of “unethical” conduct that “compromised the party’s integrity.” The Clinton campaign’s alleged sin: A hostile takeover of the Democratic National Committee before her primary with Sen. Bernie Sanders had concluded.

Donna Brazile’s op-ed in Politico is the equivalent of taking the smoldering embers of the 2016 primary and throwing some gasoline on them. Just about everything she says in the piece will inflame Sanders’s passionate supporters who were already suspicious of the Democratic establishment and already had reason to believe — based on leaked DNC emails — that the committee wasn’t as neutral in the primary as it was supposed to be.

And:

Brazile sums it up near the end: “If the fight had been fair, one campaign would not have control of the party before the voters had decided which one they wanted to lead. This was not a criminal act, but as I saw it, it compromised the party’s integrity.”

There were also those emails from the DNC hack released by WikiLeaks that showed some at the DNC were hardly studiously neutral. One email chain discussed bringing Sanders’s Jewish religion into the campaign, others spoke of him derisively, and in one a lawyer who worked for both Clinton and the DNC advised the committee on how to respond to questions about the Clinton joint fundraising committee. The emails even cast plenty of doubt on Brazile’s neutrality, given she shared with the Clinton campaign details of questions to be asked at a pair of CNN forumsfor the Democratic candidates in March 2016, before she was interim chair but when she was still a DNC official.

Fellow 2020 Democratic candidate Elizabeth Warren also said the 2016 primary was “rigged” in Clinton’s favor, BBC reported in 2017.

From the report:

Warren, a progressive senator from Massachusetts who campaigned for Mrs Clinton, was reacting to allegations by former Democratic National Committee (DNC) chairwoman Donna Brazile.

Brazile writes in a new book that the cash-starved DNC signed a joint fundraising agreement with the Clinton campaign in August 2015, four months after the former secretary of state launched her candidacy.

Brazile writes in a new book that the cash-starved DNC signed a joint fundraising agreement with the Clinton campaign in August 2015, four months after the former secretary of state launched her candidacy.

Note: The author of this article has included commentary that expresses an opinion and analysis of the facts.

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