He nearly toppled her three years go in the presidential race, and he indicated Friday he believes he has a better chance than she did of defeating Trump.
Under questioning from Meghan McCain on 'The View,' who asked about advice-seeking calls he could have with Clinton, Sanders said: 'I suspect not. Hillary has not, you know, she has not called me.'
Under questioning from Meghan McCain on 'The View,' who asked about advice-seeking calls he could have with Clinton, Sanders said: 'I suspect not'
Clinton bested Sanders in the Democratic primary in 2016, but they buried the hatchet deep enough to provide a united front against Trump that fall
Sanders complimented Clinton's political career but did not attempt to hide the bad blood lingering between them.
'Look, we have differences,' he acknowledged. 'Hillary has played a very important role in modern American politics.'
Asked by McCain if he's saying he's not interested in Clinton's advice he told her point blank: 'I think not.'
McCain was referring to a DailyMail.com article revealing other candidates' outreach to Clinton before they launched their bids.
Sens. Amy Klobuchar and Kamala Harris consulted the former New York senator before they entered the 2020 presidential race.
Her endorsement and the associated donor base would be a boon to any candidate.
So far, both she and former President Barack Obama, another towering figure in Democratic politics, have withheld their support for any candidate. The first set of states will not hold the Democratic contests for another year.
Clinton spokesman Nick Merrill fired back at Sanders in a Friday afternoon tweet, however, casting his comments as unhelpful to booting Trump from office.
'I don’t know who our nominee is going to be but I am d*** sure that beating Trump & getting America back on the right footing is going to require a unified Democratic Party, so c*** like this 613 days before Election Day is irresponsible, counter-productive, & sets us all back,' Merrill said.
Philippe Reines, a longtime aide to Clinton who remains close to her operation, latched on to Merrill's statement and said: 'I know who it’s not going to be. '
Clinton bested Sanders in the Democratic primary in 2016, but they buried the hatchet deep enough to provide a