Hillary Clinton, the former Secretary of State who lost the general election to Donald Trump back in 2016, is again inserting herself into the conversion in 2020 – and frustrating a large bloc of the Democratic voter base in the process.
Clinton is solidly siding with former Vice President Joe Biden in the 2020 primaries, although she has remained hesitant to actually issue an endorsement of any candidate. Her preference may not truly be for Biden, but her recent comments have made it clear that she is no fan of Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders.
Clinton said, “As I’ve said many times, I do not think he’s our strongest nominee against Donald Trump.”
The comment came during an interview on CNN, and Clinton was happy to expound on her beliefs.
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Clinton conceded that there isn’t anyone left, adding, “But I think what Joe’s victories on Super Tuesday showed is that he is building the kind of coalition that I had, basically. It’s a broad-based coalition. I finished most of the work I needed to do for the nomination on Super Tuesday, and then it kind of lingered on. And I think Joe is on track to doing exactly the same thing, putting together a coalition of voters who are energized.”
Clinton has long been a nemesis of Sanders’ supporters, particularly after her work to rig the 2016 primaries against him were revealed by whistleblower website Wikileaks just ahead of the general election.
This corruption contributed to a mass exodus from the Democratic Party, and likely hampered Clinton’s chances against Donald Trump in November of 2016.
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