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Clinton: Sanders Doesn't Understand How to Achieve His Own Promises

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By    |   Wednesday, 06 Apr 2016 10:02 AM

A Bernie Sanders interview with the New York Daily News last week raised "a lot of really serious questions" about the core of his campaign, and shows that he doesn't know how to fulfill his own campaign promises, Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton said Wednesday.

"The core of this campaign has been the breakup of the banks and it didn't seem in reading his answers that he understood exactly how that would work under Dodd Frank, exactly who would be responsible, or what the criteria were," the former secretary of state told MSNBC's "Morning Joe" program.

"That means you can't really help people if you don't know how to do what you are campaigning on saying you want to do."

Sanders' answers to the Daily News have been widely panned by several critics, after he replied "I don't know" when asked who would have the authority to break up the banks, admitting he has not studied the legal implications of bringing banks under federal authority, the means for prosecuting Wall Street investors, and more, reports The Washington Post.

And Clinton on Wednesday said that if she weren't running for office herself, she would not believe he's done his homework on the promises he's making.

"He's been talking for more than a year about doing things that he obviously hadn't really studied or understood, and that does raise a lot of questions," Clinton said. "What that goes to is for voters to say can he deliver, can he help people, can he help our economy?"

Further, said Clinton, she does not think the core issues in Sanders' campaign are "rooted in an understanding of either the law or the practical ways you can get something done."

Meanwhile, Sanders defeated Clinton in Wisconsin on Tuesday, and Clinton said she intends to reach out to attract his supporters, in particular, younger voters, to her own campaign.

"I think we're in a very good position," said Clinton. "He had a good night last night and I give him credit for that, but I'm still significantly ahead in the popular vote, about 2.5 million more votes than he has."

She also pointed out that she is significantly ahead in the delegate count, which is something that will matter at the end.

"I remember back in 2008 I had a series of victories but, President Obama had an insurmountable lead and it stayed that way. But at the end of it I said, look, we are going to join together to elect Barack Obama as president," said Clinton.

"I made that very clear. I endorsed him, I nominated him. I told my delegates that they should support him and I'm hoping to unify the Democratic Party at the end be of this process when I have been able to clearly achieve the nomination."

She said that she does think that there are many of Sanders' younger supporters are, in effect, protesting.

"I remember I did that a long time ago when I was in my 20s, and I totally get the attraction of this," said Clinton. "All the research that I have seen about who is supporting Sen. Sanders, a lot of the young people like both of us, they really like me, they admire what I've done, what I stand for and they really, really like him."

But Clinton said she doesn't plan to push Sanders to drop out of the campaign, because she remembers "very well, and I think you commented on this quite a bit, people telling me not to go to the next contest, not to make my case," and she considers it a "double standard" that she was pushed to leave the 2008 race when she was winning races by a wider margin than Sanders is winning his contests.

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A Bernie Sanders interview with the New York Daily News last week raised "a lot of really serious questions" about the core of his campaign, and shows that he doesn't know how to fulfill his own campaign promises, Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton said...
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