Larry Sanders, elder brother of Socialist Bernie Sanders, who now lives in England, dissed Bill and Hillary Clinton in a recent interview with The Daily Beast. Larry, who is 80, said,
“The media have a lot to answer for, I think, you don’t get that detailed discussion. You get: ‘Is Hillary a nice person? Is Bill really such a terrible rapist or is he a nice rapist?”
The Hill reported:
Bernie Sanders’s elder brother rips Bill Clinton in a new interview, suggesting the media is too focused debating whether the former president is a “terrible rapist” or “nice rapist.”
He also suggests that his brother, a self-described democratic socialist running for the Democratic presidential nomination, is “very socialist” in his view of “class warfare.”
“Bill Clinton has leapt in to try and make it personal with Bernard,” Larry Sanders, 80, who lives in England, told The Daily Beast for an interview published Friday. He described Clinton as a “dreadful” president for poor people.
Sanders went on to argue that “a lot of bad key policies didn’t come in under the Bushes” but stemmed from the Clinton administration, mentioning changes in the welfare system and the North American Free Trade Agreement.
“The media have a lot to answer for, I think, you don’t get that detailed discussion. You get: ‘Is Hillary a nice person? Is Bill really such a terrible rapist or is he a nice rapist?'” he said.
“It’s at that level the discussion — so you can imagine that people could have a pleasant opinion but not based on the actual policies,” Sanders added, emphasizing that he didn’t “dislike” Hillary Clinton, his brother’s rival in the primary race and former first lady.