Hillary Clinton had a lot to say about Bernie Sanders just before a documentary series about her released on Hulu last March, and Sanders’ supporters had a lot to say in response. At one point, Hillary Clinton opined in an interview that “no one likes” Bernie Sanders. In response, Sanders’ supporters got the hashtag #ILikeBernie trending to number one on Twitter. Here’s a look at what happened.
Clinton Said A Lot of Harsh Words About Sanders
During the documentary, Clinton reportedly said: “He was in Congress for years. He had one senator support him. Nobody likes him, nobody wants to work with him, he got nothing done. He was a career politician. It’s all just baloney and I feel so bad that people got sucked into it.” When asked about the quote by The Hollywood Reporter, Clinton said that the assessment still holds.
When asked if she would endorse him and campaign for him if he got the nomination, Clinton wouldn’t commit to it. She said, “I’m not going to go there yet. We’re still in a very vigorous primary season. I will say, however, that it’s not only him, it’s the culture around him. It’s his leadership team. It’s his prominent supporters. It’s his online Bernie Bros and their relentless attacks on lots of his competitors, particularly the women… [he] seems to really be very much supporting it.”
She then said that she’s talked to “practically everybody” who had run or is running to offer advice and answer questions. But when asked about Sanders and if she talked to him, she said: “I can’t say all of them.”
#ILikeBernie Trended to Number One on Twitter in Response
After Clinton’s comments started to go viral, supporters began to tweet with the hashtag #ILikeBernie. It quickly hit #1 on Twitter trends.
Here are some of the tweets shared in support of Sanders.
A Vote for @SenSanders is a Vote against the entrenched
Democratic Party and Republican Party establishments.
They are going to do everything in their power to try to stop the Movement and keep things as they are.
— RoseAnn DeMoro (@RoseAnnDeMoro) January 21, 2020
Jen Perelman, who is running for Congress, wrote: “iLikeBernie. He inspired me to run for office against Debbie Wasserman Schultz and we’re going to win.”
— Jen Perelman For Congress (@JENFL23) January 21, 2020
Susan Sarandon wrote: “#ILikeBernie because he hasn’t sold his soul.”
— Susan Sarandon (@SusanSarandon) January 21, 2020
Another supporter wrote: “Hillary Clinton: ‘Nobody likes him…’ Me: ‘You mean except for teachers, nurses, farmers, truck drivers, food service workers, construction workers…’ HillaryClinton: ‘Yeah. Like I said, nobodies.’ #ILikeBernie”
Hillary Clinton: “Nobody likes him…”
Me: “You mean except for teachers, nurses, farmers, truck drivers, food service workers, construction workers…”
— 🌹 Clark wants Joe Biden to draw a clock (@Clarknt67) January 21, 2020
Here are more comments.
You know why #iLikeBernie ? Because he has far more integrity than to go around complaining and scapegoating other people for his own faults. He’s not bitter, and he’s not corrupt. He’s a guy trying to save the working class in this country when nobody else will.
— pokey pup (@Whatapityonyou) January 21, 2020
#ILikeBernie because he cares about the people & the planet. #ILikeBernie because he fights for the working class & poor. #ILikeBernie because he walks the walk & has been his entire life! #ILikeBernie because he stands up to the billionaire class & establishment.
— Expand The Squad 🌹 (@PepperOceanna) January 21, 2020
Some pointed to the record of donations to Sanders as proof that people like him.
Bernie Sanders outraised Hillary Clinton and every other Democratic candidate in the 2016 primaries combined. The idea that "nobody likes him" is beyond absurd. #ILikeBernie pic.twitter.com/3DZUCaFvy9
— Rob (@philosophrob) January 21, 2020
Some People Are Canceling Their Hulu Subscriptions Because of Clinton’s Comments
Some people are even canceling their Hulu subscriptions over Clinton’s comments. One supporter wrote: “#iLikeBernie so much, I’m canceling my #Hulu subscription.”
— Becca 🐾🌲👣🌎 (@Becca2400) January 21, 2020
if ever there was a time for cancel culture to rise and cancel someone, it's now. Cancel Hillary Clinton. I pray to the Gods of cancellation she be cancelled and her Hulu series never air.
— anonymous account (@jackallisonLOL) January 21, 2020
One person noted that they kept getting offered free things from Hulu when they tried to cancel, so they were just going to donate the extra money to Sanders instead.
Me Trying To Cancel My #Hulu Subscription Because Of #HillaryClinton HateFest Against ME and My Fellow Bernie Sanders Donors and Supporters But It Keeps Offering Me FREE STUFF. I'm gonna donate my monthly subscription to BERNIE SANDERS instead.
— #VoteByMail 4 #BernieSanders! #MedicareForAll (@LostDiva) January 21, 2020
Join me? https://t.co/mdERosJMjn
— Troy – 🌹✊🏼🌻 Here comes the "find out" part… (@troyrudd) January 21, 2020
— Julie Smith 🌹 (@JulieSmithM) January 21, 2020
Another supporter wrote: “This right here!!! Even if it’s for a month or two… we are strong when we are together & use our collective resources to shut them down #CancelHulu”
— Karl #Accountability (@SmartStik) January 21, 2020
When asked about Clinton’s comments, Sanders said, “On a good day, my wife likes me, so let’s clear the air on that one.” He then talked about impeachment, NBC reported.
I just asked @SenSanders for his reaction to @HillaryClinton saying “no one likes” him. He said, “On a good day, my wife likes me, so let’s clear the air on that one.” He then pivoted to talking about impeachment. More tonight on @NBCNightlyNews
— Geoff Bennett (@GeoffRBennett) January 21, 2020
Here’s a video of Sanders giving that response.
— Students For Bernie (@Students_Bernie) January 21, 2020