Hillary Clinton’s campaign strategist Joel Benenson claims that Clinton is the Democratic nominee and that Bernie Sanders’ campaign is basically delusional in thinking they can win.
Appearing on CNN’s “New Day” on Thursday, and forced to face the fact that Donald Trump wrapped up the Republican nomination before Clinton, Benenson said, “The math is the math… Hillary Clinton will be the nominee of the Democratic Party.”
Host Alisyn Camerota asked Benenson if he was “surprised” that Trump secured the nomination before Clinton, to which Benenson replied, “Well, I think most experts acknowledged several weeks before last Tuesday that Hillary Clinton had secured the nomination, that we had piled up an insurmountable lead in pledged delegates.”
“That’s not what Bernie Sanders says. I mean, he’s staying in through the convention,” Camerota interjected.
“I understand what– Bernie Sanders has been saying that all the way through. He’s also said he’ll do everything he can to make sure Donald Trump never becomes president. The math is the math. And everyday there is another construction from the Sanders campaign about, oh, how this person’s gonna switch, we’re going to get more pledged delegates, we’re going to get superdelegates. Those are people grasping at answers that aren’t real for them at this moment. Hillary Clinton will be the nominee of the Democratic Party.”