Despite what you may have thought during the 2016 presidential election, Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders are not exactly fond of each other. Hard to believe politicians would be hypocrites, amirite?
The spokesman for Sen. Bernie Sanders’s (I-Vt.) 2016 presidential campaign slammed Hillary Clinton and her staff as “total ingrates” and “assholes” following criticism from ex-Clinton aides over Sanders’s use of private jets.
“You can see why she’s one of the most disliked politicians in America. She’s not nice. Her people are not nice,” Michael Briggs, the spokesman, told Politico of Clinton. “[Sanders] busted his tail to fly all over the country to talk about why it made sense to elect Hillary Clinton and the thanks that [we] get is this kind of petty stupid sniping a couple years after the fact.”
Briggs also called Clinton and her staff “assholes.”
Well, he’s not wrong…
In the same Politico story, ex-Clinton aides were critical of Sanders reportedly making requests for him and his staff to use private jets while he served as a campaign surrogate for Clinton, the 2016 Democratic nominee. The Sanders team’s reported preference for private jets was a point of tension with the Clinton campaign.
I’d wager even staunch Hillary Clinton supporters know she and her staff are assholes. That said, Sanders’ hypocrisy is mind-numbing. The man rails against carbon emissions and how we need to rape the rich, while demanding the Clinton campaign allow him access to a private jet.