Monday on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” host Joe Scarborough reacted to an attack on Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) from former President Bill Clinton, who was on the campaign trail for his wife Hillary Clinton describing Sanders as “madder” than Hillary Clinton.
Scarborough said such an attack made Bill Clinton sound like “a loser.”
“You’re damn right I’m angry and it — it was just a powerful moment for Bernie Sanders. I mean, Bill Clinton got the laugh lines, but, Sam Stein, you don’t have to be a political expert to know who’s in a better position there — the establishment candidate deriding the outsider for saying he’s angry or the outsider that says, yeah, you know what? I am angry. It’s like a softball pitch. I mean no disrespect to Bill Clinton, I really don’t. And I’m not talking about him generally, but specifically in that scene when I hear those words coming out of a politician’s mouth, I know I’m listening to a loser. I’m listening to somebody that is losing, that’s saying, “oh, they’ve got better slogans, oh, they’ve got better this, oh, their polls may be a little higher now or, oh, they may be more angry. But –” I’ve heard that form of that speech a thousand times and it’s never good for the one giving it.”
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