Hillary Clinton‘s epic loss to President Donald Trump in last November’s election is still considered a shocking upset despite opinions that the former Secretary of State ran a weak campaign. In her new book, What Happened?, the former First Lady takes aim at her Democratic Party rival Sen. Bernie Sanders as one of the reasons why Trump was able to squeeze by.
“Some of his supporters, the so-called Bernie Bros, took to harassing my supporters online. It got ugly and more than a little sexist,” she wrote.
“When I finally challenged Bernie during a debate to name a single time I changed a position or a vote because of a financial contribution, he couldn’t come up with anything,” Clinton wrote. “Nonetheless, his attacks caused lasting damage, making it harder to unify progressives in the general election and paving the way for Trump’s ‘Crooked Hillary’ campaign.”
The excerpts were first posted by a pro-Clinton Twitter account and by a user on a Clinton “super volunteer” Facebook page.
Interestingly enough, a Clinton aide who spoke to CNN under the condition of anonymity said that readers will be surprised by what the former New York senator lays out in the book.
What Happened? is scheduled for a Sept. 12 release.