Bill Clinton Bashes Bernie Sanders Days Before New Hampshire Primary


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Former U.S. President Bill Clinton took the stage at a rally for Hillary Clinton in New Hampshire on Sunday, and had some harsh words for Vermont Senator and Democratic hopeful Bernie Sanders.

During the rally, Bill Clinton ridiculed Sanders’ critique of Hillary and her support from Wall Street. He stated, “If she were really so weak on Wall Street, would there really be two hedge fund managers setting up two super-PACs and spending millions of dollars to attack her? No, they’d be attacking her opponent. But they’re not; they’re attacking her. Because they know that she’s got a stronger plan and they know that when she says she’s going to do something, she’s going to do it.”

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He went on to attack Sanders’ views on health care and education. “You can’t offer a health care program [if] you don’t know what it costs. And we don’t need to do it — just implement the law we’ve got, fix the payment systems and get the drug prices down.”

“Free college for everyone sounds better than what I said,” Bill Clinton added. “[But] we can’t afford everything.”

Bill Clinton also had words for Sanders in regards to his supporters and the way they have treated Hillary via cyberbullying, explaining she has “been subject to vicious trolling and attacks that are literally too profane — not to mention sexist — to repeat.”

In an interview following Bill Clinton’s speech, Sanders spoke to CNN, stating, “Look, we don’t want that crap. Anybody who is supporting me that is doing the sexist things is — we don’t want them. I don’t want them. That is not what this campaign is about.”

The speech occurred just days prior to the New Hampshire primary, taking place on Tuesday, February 9.

Recent polls show Sanders holding a lead over Hillary Clinton.