Clinton Doubles Down: Sanders ‘Doesn’t Consider Himself To Be A Democrat’

April 6, 2016 10:06 a.m.

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton doubled down Wednesday morning on the notion that Democratic presidential rival Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) isn’t really a Democrat.

“Well, I think he himself doesn’t consider himself to be a Democrat,” Clinton said in an interview on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.”

“Look, he’s raised a lot of important issues that the Democratic Party agrees with, income inequality, first and foremost,” she continued. “But it’s up to the Democratic primary voters to make that assessment.”

Clinton also said she’s “been in the trenches for a long time” and believes in electing “Democrats up and down the ticket.”

The remarks came just hours after Clinton floated the same concerns in a Politico podcast, noting he is a “relatively new Democrat.”

Both interviews came on the heels of Sanders’ primary win in Wisconsin Tuesday night, where the senator touted his wins in seven of the last eight Democratic primary contests.

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