Hillary Clinton’s campaign is rolling at the assertion by fellow Democratic nominee Bernie Sanders that she is “not qualified” to be President.
During a rally on Thursday, Sanders went after Clinton, citing a Washington Post headline as proof that Hillary started the problem by attacking his own qualifications.
“The Washington Post had a headline that said ‘Clinton questions whether Sanders is qualified to be president.’ That was what was thrown at me,” Sanders said, per CNN.
“My response is if you want to question my qualifications, then maybe the American people might wonder about your qualifications, Madame Secretary,” he said.
“When you voted for the war in Iraq, the most disastrous foreign policy blunder in the history of America, you might want to question your qualifications,” he continued. “When you voted for trade agreements that cost millions of Americans decent paying jobs, and the American people might want to wonder about your qualifications.”
Sanders then focused on the fact that Clinton has raised substantial campaign funds from Wall Street firms and various corporations.
“Hillary Clinton did not say Bernie Sanders was ‘not qualified.’ But he has now – absurdly – said it about her. This is a new low,” Clinton campaign spokesman Brian Fallon tweeted.
Clinton reportedly laughed at the notion, telling reporters in New York, “It’s kind of a silly thing to say. But I’m going to trust the voters of New York who know me and have voted for me three times.”