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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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.