Seth Meyers to Clinton: 'Bernie is not the reason you lost'

Late-night host Seth Meyers has a message for former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonWhite House accuses Biden of pushing ‘conspiracy theories’ with Trump election claim Biden courts younger voters — who have been a weakness Trayvon Martin’s mother Sybrina Fulton qualifies to run for county commissioner in Florida MORE: Don’t blame Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersThe Hill’s 12:30 Report: Milley apologizes for church photo-op Harris grapples with defund the police movement amid veep talk Biden courts younger voters — who have been a weakness MORE (I-Vt.) for your loss.

“Hillary Clinton, don’t blame Bernie because Donald Trump called you names,” Meyers said on Wednesday. “I promise you, he was going to do that anyway.”

His comments come after Clinton in her new book blamed Sanders for doing “lasting damage” to her campaign and “paving the way” for President TrumpDonald John TrumpSenate advances public lands bill in late-night vote Warren, Democrats urge Trump to back down from veto threat over changing Confederate-named bases Esper orders ‘After Action Review’ of National Guard’s role in protests MORE’s attacks against her as “Crooked Hillary.”

Meyers also questioned why Clinton was “wasting pages” in her book on Sanders. The Vermont senator is “not a fan,” he added, before joking Sanders wouldn’t pay $17.99 for a book.


“Bernie is not the reason you lost,” Meyers continued.

“You know how I know that? You beat Trump by 3 million votes. If you want to blame something ancient, blame the Electoral College.”

Meyers also went after Clinton for saying Sanders’s ideas were nothing more than pipe dreams.

“I’m not sure if you’ve been paying attention, but pipe dreams paid off great in 2016,” he said.

“Trump won by saying he was going to build a wall. You should have said you were going to build a stairway to heaven or an escalator to Mars that you were going to make the Martians pay for.”

There is now an unprecedented opportunity to pull together Democrats and liberals, Meyers said.

“The best way to do this is to get the people who voted for you and the people who voted for Bernie on the same page,” Meyers said, adding that Sanders helped make Clinton a better candidate.

“You know, the candidate who beat Donald Trump by 3 million votes,” he added.

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