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Sanders Criticizes Clinton for Rerunning 2016 After She Said He Hurt Me in Last Election

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) said that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was “rerunning 2016” by claiming Sanders “hurt me” in the general election.

“I dont hate anybody. He hurt me, theres no doubt about it,” Clinton said during a recent interview with radio host Howard Stern. “And I hope he doesnt do it again to whoever gets the nomination. Once is enough.”

She was talking about Sanders not endorsing her until July 2016.

Asked about the comment in an interview in Iowa, Sanders said: “Im sorry that Hillary Clinton is rerunning 2016.”

“If I had it on you (sic), I could take out a letter from Hillary Clinton saying, Thank you, Bernie, for working so hard to try to make me the President of the United States. Lets be clear, in the last—during my efforts to get Hillary Clinton elected and defeat Donald Trump, I ran through something like 14, 15, 16 states. Right here in Iowa, okay? I worked as hard as humanly possible,” he added.

“We did dozens and dozens of rallies around this country. Now what I tried to do after she won the primary is to sit down with her staff, and we did, to create a Democratic platform that was as progressive as it could be, and that ended up happening. So I dont want to rerun 2016; right now our goal is to defeat Donald Trump.”

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) gives opening remarks during the Teamsters Presidential Candidate Forum at the Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, on Dec. 7, 2019. (Andy Abeyta/The Gazette via AP)
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Hillary Rodham Clinton, the former First Lady, speaks onstage at 2019 New York Times Dealbook in New York City on Nov. 6, 2019. (Michael Cohen/Getty Images for The New York Times)

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