“Morning Joe” host Joe Scarborough is not feeling Hillary Clinton’s just-released memoir, “What Happened.”
On Wednesday’s broadcast, he said her book about the events that led to her loss during the 2016 presidential election “is not helping the Democratic party,” and that the person “happiest” about the memoir is President Trump.
“We have to focus on winning in 2018 and for the really aggressive Democrats, they say we need to take over the House,” he said.
“We need to impeach Donald Trump and we need to get him out of the way and Hillary Clinton going around picking fights with Bernie Sanders is not the thing to do,” he said, referencing a section in the book where Clinton says Sanders is not a true democrat. “The person who is happiest that she’s doing this? He lives in the White House and his name is Donald Trump.”
“It’s been insane how Republicans and certain news outlets have focused on Hillary Clinton. Hillary’s email and this and that,” Scarborough continued. “She has a right to do this and Hillary Clinton deserves to do what she wants to do after 40 years of public service… But this is not helping the Democratic party right now.”
He added that even “hardcore democrats” are asking why she’s attacking Sanders, when “we need to beat Donald Trump.”
In the book, Clinton calls out several people that contributed to her loss, from James Comey and Matt Lauer to, yes, her primary opponent Sanders.
“Because we agreed on so much, Bernie couldn’t make an argument against me in this area on policy, so he had to resort to innuendo and impugning my character,” Clinton wrote in the book, which was released on Tuesday.
“When I finally challenged Bernie during a debate to name a single time I changed a position or a vote because of a financial contribution, he couldn’t come up with anything,” she wrote. “Nonetheless, his attacks caused lasting damage, making it harder to unify progressives in the general election and paving the way for Trump’s “Crooked Hillary” campaign.”
Clinton wrote that she “appreciated that [Sanders] campaigned for me in the general election,” but added “he isn’t a Democrat — that’s not a smear, that’s what he says.”
The final paragraph on the page outlines a few reasons why Clinton aligns herself with the Democratic Party along with this zinger: “I am proud to be a Democrat and I wish Bernie were, too.”
Watch video of the segment here.