Over the past couple of months, reports have been steadily trickling out about Hillary Clinton meeting with 2020 Democratic candidates including Elizabeth Warren, Cory Booker, Joe Biden and Amy Klobuchar. There’s a reason why you’re not seeing Bernie Sanders’ name on those lists.
Friday morning on The View, co-host Meghan McCain asked Sanders point blank: “What do you think Hillary did wrong to lose to someone like Trump?”
“I’m not enthusiastic to go back to 2016,” Sanders replied. “But I think, in some ways, she didn’t reach out to working-class people the way I think she should have. There were states where she did not campaign as vigorously as she should have, in Wisconsin, Michigan, maybe some other states. But that was 2016.”
Sanders tried to change the subject to “the most dangerous president in modern American history,” but McCain wouldn’t let him, interrupting with, “Can I interject really quickly though?”
“We’re hearing about a lot of Democratic candidates who are meeting with Hillary Clinton for advice though, people like Amy Klobuchar,” she said. “Do you think you’ll do the same?”
“I suspect not,” Sanders answered, frankly. “Hillary has not called me. Look, we have differences. Hillary has played a very important role in American politics.”
“But you’re not interested in any advice from her?” McCain asked.
“I think not,” he said again. “You know, I think every Democrat is going to come together. Let me say what I’ve said before. I hope to be the Democratic nominee and have the support of the whole Democratic Party behind me. If I am not and somebody else is, I will support that candidate. Because what’s most important is that Trump is defeated. But Hillary and I have, you know, fundamental differences and that’s what it is.”