Instead of just allowing Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump to attack Hillary Clinton by calling her “evil,” Bernie Sanders’ wife on Tuesday defended her husband’s rival.
Trump engaged in a word association game on Tuesday on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” where he weighed in on his presidential rivals, saying of Hillary Clinton: “In a certain way, evil. In a certain way, evil.”
“Absolutely not,” Jane Sanders told MSNBC’s “Andrea Mitchell Reports,” shaking her head when asked whether she held the same view of Clinton, The Hill reports. “We’ve known Bill and Hillary for years.”
“And we’re not friends, but colleagues,” Mrs. Sanders continued.
“That has no place in politics today, I don’t think, Bernie doesn’t think,” Sanders said, “We think that the most important thing we can do is to lead by example, to treat others as we would have them treat us, and I hope that it is reciprocal,” she added. “We’re not going to play that game.”
Watch courtesy of MSNBC:
After the close race at the Iowa caucuses and now in New Hampshire as voters choose their candidates, even though there is friction between the two on issues, the high road is taken, instead of mudslinging. Jane Sanders praised Hillary as a great First Lady.
Sanders is leading in New Hampshire.
Trump described Bill Clinton as “intelligent,” then went on to slam his Republican rivals, calling Jeb Bush a “loser,” Marco Rubio “confused” and Ted Cruz “nasty.”
Naturally, Trump called himself “brilliant” once his own name appeared while playing the word association game.
Trump went on to defend repeating a supporter who called Cruz “a pussy” during an event in New Hampshire the previous night.
“I was just repeating what she said so everyone could hear,” he said. “I was doing everybody a favor.”
SURE he was.