Hillary Clinton expressed puzzlement Thursday in assessing why she thought Bernie Sanders attacked her Wednesday night by calling her unqualified to be president, remarking that she would rather have him as president than either of the top two Republicans running.
“I don’t know why he’s saying that, but I will take Bernie Sanders over Donald Trump or Ted Cruz anytime," the Democratic candidate told reporters outside Yankee Stadium in the Bronx at an impromptu news conference before riding the subway.
Clinton remarked, "So, let’s keep our eye on what’s really at stake in this election."
"We have Republicans whose values are so antithetical to what’s right for New York or right for America," she said, accompanied by Bronx borough president Ruben Diaz Jr. "And I’m just going to keep doing what I’ve been doing with my friends like the borough president and others for all these years to try to really make a difference in people’s lives.”
Asked whether she is still proud of the Democratic race, Clinton said she would keep drawing contrasts between herself and Sanders, as she did during an interview with MSNBC's "Morning Joe" on Wednesday that yielded The Washington Post headline that irked Sanders: “Clinton questions whether Sanders is qualified to be president."
"Don't make promises you don't keep, know what you want to achieve, and then bring everybody together to get the results," Clinton said. "And that's what I'm going to do in New York, across the country and, if I'm so fortunate, as president."