Hillary Clinton cast doubt on Bernie Sanders’ qualifications to be president, arguing that he hasn’t “done his homework” on how to break up big banks.
In an interview on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” with Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski on Wednesday, Clinton said that there are “a lot of really serious questions” about Sanders’ qualifications.
Referring to Sanders’ New York Daily News interview, Clinton said, “The core of [Sanders’] campaign has been ‘break up 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, what the criteria were, and you know, 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.”
Scarborough followed up, “The question, and I’m serious, if you weren’t running today and you looked at Bernie Sanders, would you say, ‘This guy is ready to be president of the United States’?”
“Well, I think he hadn’t done his homework, and he’d 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. “And really what that goes to is for voters to ask themselves, ‘Can he deliver what he is talking about, can he really help people, can he help our economy, can he keep our country strong?'”
The former first lady said later, “Obviously I think I’m by far the better choice.”
Continuing to press Clinton for an answer, Scarborough asked again, “But do you think he is qualified and do you think he is able to deliver on the things he is promising to all of these Democratic voters?”
Clinton replied, “I think that what he has been saying about the core issue in his whole campaign doesn’t seem to be rooted in an understanding of either the law or the practical ways you get something done.”