Hillary Clinton: Biden “Building The Kind of Coalition That I Had”
Hillary Clinton gave an all but implicit endorsement of Joe Biden when speaking to CNN’s Fareed Zakaria on Sunday, remarking that the former Vice President was “building that kind of coalition” that she had in her failed 2016 Presidential campaign.
It’s unclear why the former Secretary of State views such as coalition as a campaign advantage, considering that she lost the 2016 election. Hillary performed strongly in coastal liberal states, but lost midwestern states such as Pennsylvania, Ohio and Wisconsin that Democrats had won for decades.
Some Democrats didn’t miss the irony of Clinton lauding Biden for recreating her political coalition, despite losing the 2016 election.
Clinton also fired off a few more snipes at Bernie Sanders in the interview, continuing a pattern of animosity she’s shown towards the democratic socialist since winning the rigged the 2016 Democratic Primary against the Vermont Senator. She doubted that she’d campaign for him in a general election, although she qualified that she would endorse him should he become the Democratic nominee.
“I don’t know if he’d ask me to campaign for him, Fareed, because I have no idea what he is thinking about for a general election campaign. As I’ve said many times, I do not think he’s the strongest nominee against Donald Trump.”
Biden’s campaign handlers have sought to dismiss growing concern in the past few days about Biden’s mental acuity, likening questions about Biden’s apparent cognitive decline to ageism and discrimination.
Hillary is set to appear in an upcoming Hulu documentary on the Clinton political dynasty, in which her husband Bill will speak in previously unheard terms about his adulterous affair with Monica Lewinsky. Hillary, seemingly as bitter as ever, will continue her vendetta against Sanders in the four-part series.