OPINION | This article contains political commentary which reflects the author's opinion.
DEVELOPING: Earlier Tuesday, Hillary was all the buzz and stirred up questions about her intentions after lambasting Bernie during her recent interview with The Hollywood Reporter.
And of course, at least one reporter ran up to the hill to talk to Bernie about it.
He asked Bernie, “WHY. IS. HILLARY. STILL. TALKING. ABOUT. 2016?” …and “why would she be making these statements about you right now?” Bernie’s response was more or less, “Well, I am working hard to impeach Trump today, ask Hillary.”
Reporter: Why do you think [Hillary Clinton] is still talking about 2016?
— POLITICO (@politico) January 21, 2020
There were a few Hillary fans, like the ladies on The View, who were quick to jump in and support Hillary’s comments about Bernie because they too seem to like the idea of distancing themselves from “Bernie, the socialist.”
But other Democrats proclaimed, “Hey! Wait a minute, come on Hillary, where’s your loyalty? We need to stick together if we want to win.”
This is inexcusable. If Bernie wins the nomination, we all need to work our asses off to help him win. If someone else is the nominee, we all do the same for them. Don't kick up this bullshit right before Iowa, especially after complaining about Bernie's lack of support in 2016. https://t.co/VXKCixb4Ci
— Tommy Vietor (@TVietor08) January 21, 2020
The drama of Hillary’s tough talk must have wound up quite a few Dems pretty tightly, because Hillary was speedy on Tuesday night to respond, promising her commitment to the party, even if Bernie is the nominee. What a team player she is. After all, he helped her in 2016 so let’s play nice.
But let’s face it; no one wants this:
I thought everyone wanted my authentic, unvarnished views!
But to be serious, 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.
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) January 22, 2020
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Tuesday evening said she would back whichever candidate is chosen to be the Democratic nominee for president after a broadside she made against Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) sparked heavy criticism earlier in the day.
“I thought everyone wanted my authentic, unvarnished views! But to be serious, 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,” Clinton tweeted Tuesday evening.
So as the day is long and the “Hillary versus Bernie” drama develops, please enjoy this message from one of Hillary’s sponsors, Hulu.
That’s right Hillary; you really CANNOT make this up.