Sanders: Clinton ‘Very Heavy’ Into Spin, Now Wants More Debate Because Race Has Changed

Democratic presidential candidate Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) argued that fellow candidate former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton “is very heavy…into spinning things” and wants more debates because “the nature of this campaign has changed a little bit” on Wednesday’s broadcast of MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.”

Sanders said, in response to a question on Clinton declaring victory before all the votes were counted, “You know, the Clinton campaign is very heavy, Joe, into spinning things. And I’m sure they had their deep reason, they would get national attention, and blah, blah, blah, blah. The end of the — you know, you can talk about won, or who lost, and — but when we came from so far down, taking on the most powerful political machine in the Democratic Party, I think we did pretty well, and I think most Americans recognize that.”

Later, when asked why the Clinton campaign was “suddenly interested” in having more debates, Sanders answered, “Well, golly gee, I don’t know. It may have something to do with the fact that the nature of this campaign has changed a little bit, and now they’re getting a little bit nervous, but it was interesting, as you’ll recall, way back when DNC said six debates, we had no input into that. Secretary Clinton said, ‘Hey, that’s great. That’s fine.’ Now they want more debates. That’s fine. I love debates.”

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