Team Sanders Accuses Clinton Of Running A Smear Campaign
Bernie Sanders campaign manager appeared on MSNBC Thursday to further pick a fight between his candidate, born in Brooklyn, and adopted New Yorker Hillary Clinton.
“If they want to engage in that kind of a campaign, they’re going to see how a real New Yorker fights back,” Jeff Weaver.
The Hill reports:
Sanders took issue with Clinton after the former secretary of State repeatedly declined to answer a direct question about whether he’s qualified to be president.At a rally on Wednesday night, Sanders shot back, saying Clinton is unqualified because she accepts donations from Wall Street and supported the Iraq War and “disastrous” U.S. trade deals.Sanders defended his remarks at a news conference Thursday morning, explaining that he was responding to remarks from Clinton’s campaign.“I don’t think I have to explain to the American people what Wall Street did to this economy,” he said, talking about Clinton donors. “Are you qualified to be president of the United States when you’re raising millions of dollars from Wall Street?”Weaver doubled down on those attacks Thursday.“These are two very different campaigns, two very different candidates and two very different agendas for America,” he said.He pointed to Sanders’ success with small-dollar donations and contrasted it with Clinton’s support from wealthy donors.“You know, she’s really made a deal with the devil, and the devil always wants his due. So that time will come.”