LISTEN: Clinton Says Sanders’ Supporters Live in Parents’ Basements

Bernie and Clinton both gave speeches and then sat down after to answer questions from the audience. This gave people attending a chance to hear details about Clinton's policy and plans for education and student debt. (Getty)

Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton. (Getty)

In leaked audio from a fundraiser, Hillary Clinton criticized Bernie Sanders’ supporters and millennials, saying at one point that they are “children of the Great Recession” who are “living in their parents’ basement,” according to Politico.

The hashtag #basementdwellers is now trending on Twitter.

Meanwhile, Sanders is ramping up his campaigning for Clinton, USA Today said. “I am going to work as hard as I can to make sure that Donald Trump does not become the next president,” Sanders said, according to USA Today. And, after the audio leaked, he said that Clinton’s comments were “absolutely correct,” saying, “What she was saying there is absolutely correct. And that is, you’ve got millions of young people, many of whom took out loans in order to go to college, hoping to go out and get decent-paying, good jobs. And you know what? They’re unable to do that.”

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As Fox News put it, “Hillary Clinton is back on the campaign trail locking arms with former Democratic rival Bernie Sanders to tout debt-free college education. But Clinton has privately distanced herself from such promises and other progressive ideals championed by Sanders.”

The audio is lengthy and covers many other subjects. The parents’ basement comments come at about 24 minutes in. According to Politico, it was first released by the Washington Free Beacon site. You can listen to it here:

Politico says the audio features Clinton speaking to donors last February “at a Virginia fundraiser hosted by former U.S. ambassador Beatrice Welters.”

In one part of the audio, Clinton says of Bernie supporters: “Some are new to politics completely. They’re children of the Great Recession. And they are living in their parents’ basement. They feel they got their education and the jobs that are available to them are not at all what they envisioned for themselves. And they don’t see much of a future. If you’re feeling like you’re consigned to, you know, being a barista, or you know, some other job that doesn’t pay a lot, and doesn’t have some other ladder of opportunity attached to it, then the idea that maybe, just maybe, you could be part of a political revolution is pretty appealing.”

She also said she did not want to be a “wet blanket on idealism.”

Clinton is leading Trump in New Hampshire by 5.4 points, USA Today reported. But they're not taking things for granted. Sanders beat Clinton soundly in New Hampshire's February primary. He won more votes there than any candidate had in a New Hampshire primary before. (Getty)

Clinton and Sanders. (Getty)

In the audio, she was skeptical of the idea of “free college, free healthcare.” She said half the people “don’t know what it means” when they talk about wanting to be like Scandinavia. She said she didn’t have “much company” in the middle, and she praised President Barack Obama and criticized Republican economic policies. She also criticized what she called Republicans’ “populist, nationalist, xenophobic, discriminatory kind of approach.”

The Free Beacon focused on another part of the audio in which Clinton “privately told supporters this year that she would likely scrap a major upgrade to the United States’ nuclear weapons program.”

The site says the leaked audio was “revealed by hackers who breached the email account of a campaign staffer.”

The audio also captures Clinton repeatedly coughing.

The hashtag #basementdwellers was trending on Twitter:

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  1. Now you know why Monica Lewinsky kept the dress, she knew Hillary Clinton well! Monica knew she would need the DNA evidence against Bill Clinton, Monica probably knew Hillary Clinton would be after her so Monica kept the ammo! Monica knew exactly the kind of people the clintons are. I mean if you look at it Monica Monica’s career was over!! She would no longer be a White House intern!! She would no longer have a prestigious job!! All of her schooling was thrown out the window and ,I’m guessing well, if Hillary Clinton is coming after me I’m going to go after her husband

  2. Hill lies all the time and we are all so Dumb we need her eletist guidelines to survive.the bitch belongs in jail.

  3. Democrats are two-faced gangsters no matter who they are or what they claim. Here are just some examples why, from this article alone:

    – shillary calls Trump supporters “discriminatory” yet opposes free healthcare which would benefit EVERYONE, WITHOUTdiscrimination. Same goes for Trump’s flat-rate tax policies.

    – despite being betrayed and insulted by his own party member, colonel sanders tries to turn it around by jumping on the meme bandwagon, but really ended up just admitting that his supporters are losers.Which is true bc every porn star, prostitute, drug addict, and indebted college student with a mickeymouse degree that i follow on twitter/facebook all supported sanders like a religious cult.

    – The only “common ground” the communist jew and elitist witch have in common is the hatred of America and Trump. That says a lot.

    – Sanders is not a “traitor” like his millennial supporters claim, he was ALWAYS part of the establishment as a trojan horse. Hence why he so quickly became a Hillary lapdog sitting in his new mansion, all paid for by his supporters that he blatantly called losers.. Yet young liberals are still quick to defend these blatant double-standard policies as if they’ll work only if we choose some other nobody like “independent green party activist jill stein!”..

    – And yes, there are a lot of struggling youths out there; but they are struggling only bc of the policies of the DNC liberals that have hijacked the world with their debt welfare for over 30 years, and yet despite claiming to be “for the people” they make such elitist comments like “I am going to work as hard as I can to make sure that Donald Trump does not become the next president” and whose only real plan is to call for a communist overthrow of government that they call “political revolution”.

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