/Bernie Sanders 2016 spokesman slams Hillary Clinton team

Bernie Sanders 2016 spokesman slams Hillary Clinton team

Bernie Sanders’ 2016 spokesman slammed the Hillary Clinton campaign amid criticism of Bernie’s use of private jets. 

Noted climate change activist and 2020 Democratic contender Bernie Sanders has been criticized for his use of private jets while stumping for Clinton on the 2016 campaign trail.

Former Clinton staffers told Politico that the Sanders’ campaign requests for private jet use to stump for Clinton became “a running joke in the office” and that he billed their campaign over 100,000 for private air travel.

Also speaking to Politico, Sanders’ former spokesman Michael Briggs unleashed on Clinton, saying, “You can see why she’s one of the most disliked politicians in America. She’s not nice. Her people are not nice. [Sanders] busted his tail to fly all over the country to talk about why it made sense to elect Hillary Clinton and the thanks that [we] get is this kind of petty stupid sniping a couple years after the fact.”

He then called them “the biggest a**holes in American politics.”

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Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks during in a televised town hall meeting with Senator Bernie Sanders at the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health in Las Vegas on February 18, 2016.
The town hall discussion focused on issues affecting Nevada and the Latino Community was held just two days before Nevadas First in the West presidential caucus on Saturday, February 20, 2016.
/ AFP / JOHN GURZINSKI (Photo credit should read JOHN GURZINSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

MSNBC – ELECTION COVERAGE — MSNBC and Telemundo Clinton-Sanders Town Hall — Pictured: Fmr. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton appears during the ‘MSNBC and Telemundo Clinton-Sanders Town Hall’ on Thursday, February 18, 2016 at the KMA Event Center in Las Vegas — (Photo by: Virginia Sherwood/MSNBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)

MSNBC – ELECTION COVERAGE — MSNBC and Telemundo Clinton-Sanders Town Hall — Pictured: Chuck Todd appears during the ‘MSNBC and Telemundo Clinton-Sanders Town Hall’ on Thursday, February 18, 2016 at the KMA Event Center in Las Vegas — (Photo by: Virginia Sherwood/MSNBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)

Democratic presidential candidate Senator Bernie Sanders speaks during in a televised town hall meeting with Hillary Clinton at the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health in Las Vegas on February 18, 2016.
The town hall discussion focused on issues affecting Nevada and the Latino Community was held just two days before Nevadas First in the West presidential caucus on Saturday, February 20, 2016.
/ AFP / JOHN GURZINSKI (Photo credit should read JOHN GURZINSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks during in a televised town hall meeting with Senator Bernie Sanders at the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health in Las Vegas on February 18, 2016.
The town hall discussion focused on issues affecting Nevada and the Latino Community was held just two days before Nevadas First in the West presidential caucus on Saturday, February 20, 2016.
/ AFP / JOHN GURZINSKI (Photo credit should read JOHN GURZINSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

MSNBC – ELECTION COVERAGE — MSNBC and Telemundo Clinton-Sanders Town Hall — Pictured: Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders appears during the ‘MSNBC and Telemundo Clinton-Sanders Town Hall’ on Thursday, February 18, 2016 at the KMA Event Center in Las Vegas — (Photo by: Virginia Sherwood/MSNBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)

Democratic presidential candidate Senator Bernie Sanders speaks during in a televised town hall meeting with Hillary Clinton at the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health in Las Vegas on February 18, 2016.
The town hall discussion focused on issues affecting Nevada and the Latino Community was held just two days before Nevadas First in the West presidential caucus on Saturday, February 20, 2016.
/ AFP / JOHN GURZINSKI (Photo credit should read JOHN GURZINSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

MSNBC – ELECTION COVERAGE — MSNBC and Telemundo Clinton-Sanders Town Hall — Pictured: Fmr. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton appears during the ‘MSNBC and Telemundo Clinton-Sanders Town Hall’ on Thursday, February 18, 2016 at the KMA Event Center in Las Vegas — (Photo by: Virginia Sherwood/MSNBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks during in a televised town hall meeting with Senator Bernie Sanders at the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health in Las Vegas on February 18, 2016.
The town hall discussion focused on issues affecting Nevada and the Latino Community was held just two days before Nevadas First in the West presidential caucus on Saturday, February 20, 2016.
/ AFP / JOHN GURZINSKI (Photo credit should read JOHN GURZINSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

MSNBC – ELECTION COVERAGE — MSNBC and Telemundo Clinton-Sanders Town Hall — Pictured: Fmr. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton appears during the ‘MSNBC and Telemundo Clinton-Sanders Town Hall’ on Thursday, February 18, 2016 at the KMA Event Center in Las Vegas — (Photo by: Virginia Sherwood/MSNBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)

MSNBC – ELECTION COVERAGE — MSNBC and Telemundo Clinton-Sanders Town Hall — Pictured: Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders appears during the ‘MSNBC and Telemundo Clinton-Sanders Town Hall’ on Thursday, February 18, 2016 at the KMA Event Center in Las Vegas — (Photo by: Virginia Sherwood/MSNBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)

Democratic presidential candidate Senator Bernie Sanders speaks during in a televised town hall meeting with Hillary Clinton at the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health in Las Vegas on February 18, 2016.
The town hall discussion focused on issues affecting Nevada and the Latino Community was held just two days before Nevadas First in the West presidential caucus on Saturday, February 20, 2016.
/ AFP / JOHN GURZINSKI (Photo credit should read JOHN GURZINSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks during in a televised town hall meeting with Senator Bernie Sanders at the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health in Las Vegas on February 18, 2016.
The town hall discussion focused on issues affecting Nevada and the Latino Community was held just two days before Nevadas First in the West presidential caucus on Saturday, February 20, 2016.
/ AFP / JOHN GURZINSKI (Photo credit should read JOHN GURZINSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

MSNBC – ELECTION COVERAGE — MSNBC and Telemundo Clinton-Sanders Town Hall — Pictured: José Díaz-Balart appears during the ‘MSNBC and Telemundo Clinton-Sanders Town Hall’ on Thursday, February 18, 2016 at the KMA Event Center in Las Vegas — (Photo by: Virginia Sherwood/MSNBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)

MSNBC – ELECTION COVERAGE — MSNBC and Telemundo Clinton-Sanders Town Hall — Pictured: Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders appears during the ‘MSNBC and Telemundo Clinton-Sanders Town Hall’ on Thursday, February 18, 2016 at the KMA Event Center in Las Vegas — (Photo by: Virginia Sherwood/MSNBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)

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Current Sanders spokesman Arianna Jones told Politico the private jet travel was so that he could be as many places he could as quickly as possible in order to help Clinton defeat Trump.

Sanders has raised $10 million dollars since announcing his current presidential bid, with nearly $6 million of that coming in the first 24 hours, and has signed up 1 million volunteers.