Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders has some advice for Hillary Clinton after she criticized his campaign in her new book, “What Happened.”
Sanders was Clinton’s main rival for the Democratic nomination, but according to her, him running caused “lasting damage” to her candidacy, ultimately “making it harder to unify progressives in the general election and paving the way for Trump’s ‘Crooked Hillary’ campaign.”
Sanders, who was visiting “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” to promote his new book “Bernie Sanders Guide to Political Revolution,” responded to questions about Clinton’s comments. What did he think about that?
“Look, Secretary Clinton ran against the most unpopular candidate in the history of this country and she lost and she was upset about it and I understand that,” he said. “But our job now is really not to go backwards. It is to go forward. It is to create the nation that we know we can become.”
He also spoke out against her concerns about progressive movements and how it can stand up against President Donald Trump.
“The case is the progressive movement today and grassroots activism is stronger than it’s been in many, many years,” he said. “There is a level of understanding now among people, and what this book is about. We’ve got to stand together against Trump’s efforts to divide us up, take on the billionaire class and take on that political revolution so we have a government that works for all of us, not just the one percent.”
His comments received massive applause from the audience.
He then ran down his campaign promises and how they’ve fared post 2016 election. According to Sanders, they’ve lasted a lot longer than Clinton would’ve thought. Watch the full video above.