Former Democratic National Committee chair Howard Dean blames Bernie Sanders’ negative campaigning and 25 years of attacks “from the right-wing” for Hillary Clinton’s high unfavorability numbers.
Appearing on MSNBC’s “The Place For Politics” with Craig Melvin on Tuesday, Dean argued that Sanders’ attacks are “not helpful. It’s not helpful to the country and it’s certainly not helpful to the progressive cause.”
Melvin noted that according to the latest NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll, 56 percent of respondents view Clinton unfavorably, which is “not that far off” from Donald Trump, who is at 65 percent. Since March, 11 percent more people view Clinton unfavorably. Melvin asked Dean how Clinton would “turn those numbers around for a general election.”
Dean replied, “Well first of all, she’s getting everything thrown at her but the kitchen sink. She’s had 25 years of hit is on her from the right-wing.” (RELATED: Disgraced Clinton Donor Got $13M In State Dept Grants Under Hillary)
“Vince Foster and White Water and all of this non-sense, not any of which has ever been proved and now she’s getting it from the left, from Bernie. This is not helpful and you know, he has the right to do that if he wants to but he shouldn’t pretend that he’s the unpolitician who doesn’t run negative campaigns.” (RELATED: Mother Of Benghazi Victim: I Want To See Hillary Clinton In Jail [VIDEO])