- The Washington Times - Friday, February 7, 2020

Twice-failed presidential candidate Hillary Clinton said Thursday that she has “a pretty clear perspective” of what it will take for Democrats to win against President Trump in November and suggested that candidate Sen. Bernard Sanders isn’t it.

Appearing on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show,” Mrs. Clinton addressed her past attacks against Mr. Sanders that came to light in her new Hulu documentary, in which she called the senator a “career politician” and said “nobody likes him” and “nobody wants to work with him.”

The former first lady, who won against Mr. Sanders in the 2016 Democratic presidential primary, clarified that she made the comments at least a year and a half ago, but then proceeded to claim that the Democratic socialist candidate is “promising the moon” on things he probably can’t deliver, like Medicare-for-All.

“I feel like I have a pretty clear perspective about what it’s going to take to win,” Mrs. Clinton told Mrs. DeGeneres.

“You’ve got to be responsible for what you say and what you say you’re going to do,” she continued, referring to Mr. Sanders. “We need to rebuild trust in our fellow Americans, and in our institutions. And if you promise the moon and you can’t deliver the moon, then that is going to be one more indicator of how, you know, we just can’t trust each other.

“So, it’s not good theater, it’s not maybe good politics anymore, but I think that you should tell people what you mean, mean what you say, and have some sense of responsibility for how you would get anything done that you talk about,” she said.

“Let’s remember if we don’t win, people will lose what they have right now,” she added. “So I just want everybody to understand how high the stakes are, and to hold every candidate and every public office holder accountable for what they do or they don’t do.”

Mr. Sanders has come under increasing scrutiny for failing to disclose exactly how much his Medicare-for-All plan would cost American taxpayers or how he plans to pay for it. However, he has made it clear that taxes would be raised on most Americans under his plan, which is estimated to cost tens of trillions of dollars.

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