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Bernie Lashes Back at Hillary's 'What Happened' Claims

MSNBC's "All In With Chris Hayes"

By    |   Thursday, 07 September 2017 10:52 PM

Former Democratic presidential primary candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders on Thursday mocked rival Hillary Clinton's claim he borrowed her policy ideas.

In an interview on MSNBC's "All In With Chris Hayes," the Vermont Independent was asked to respond to a passage from Clinton's new book "What Happened" in which she said Sanders reiterated her her ideas and then made them "even bigger, loftier, and leftier — regardless of whether it was realistic or not."

"'Bernie Sanders just stole all of Hillary Clinton's ideas!'" Sanders responded in mock disbelief.

"Does anyone really believe that?

"The truth is, the real story is that the ideas we brought forth during that campaign, which was so 'crazy and radical,' have increasingly become mainstream. I talked about a $15 an hour minimum wage — Hillary did not. We've got 31 co-sponsors for $15 an hour minimum wage. We talked about a trillion-dollar infrastructure. We talked about making healthcare a right of all people through Medicare for All. It is becoming mainstream within the Democratic Party."

Sanders argued, unlike Clinton's shift to the left, his policies were long a part of his idea to change America through progressive populism, and his "political revolution" are beliefs he has "always" talked about.

In Clinton's book, the former secretary of state charges Sanders' White House bid caused "lasting damage" to her campaign.

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