Hillary Clinton faced major online backlash after derogatory comments she made about Democrat frontrunner Bernie Sanders went public.
After facing the media and online firestorm, she collapsed under the pressure and tried to mitigate the uproar, but the damage was already done.
In her soon-to-be-released Hulu documentary, Clinton told interviewers that “nobody likes” her former Democrat opponent. “nobody likes him; nobody wants to work with him. He got nothing done. He was a career politician. It’s all just baloney, and I feel so bad that people got sucked into it,” Clinton remarked.
Twitter exploded with criticism as the comments went viral. The hashtag #ILikeBernie was catapulted to the top of the trending list, rife with criticism of Clinton’s incendiary opinion.
Fellow Democrat candidate Tulsi Gabbard — well known for her ongoing feud with Clinton — chimed in, admonishing Clinton that “It’s time to grow up. This isn’t high school,” in a Tuesday interview.
Sanders himself shrugged off Clinton’s comments, joking that “On a good day, my wife likes me, so let’s clear the air on that one,” before moving on to talk about impeachment.
Clinton walked back the comments in a tweet on Tuesday, protesting “I thought everyone wanted my authentic, unvarnished views,” before going on to say that “the number one priority for our country and world is retiring Trump, and, as I always have, I will do whatever I can to support our nominee.”
Although herself not in the 2020 race, Clinton has made headlines by attacking various Democrat candidates throughout the last several months. It’s not doing any favors for her waning popularity within the party.