Bernie Sanders Says Hillary Clinton Isn’t ‘Qualified’ to Be President

Bernie Sanders, Hillary Clinton
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Oh boy, Bern. Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders said Wednesday, April 6, that his party opponent, Hillary Clinton, is not "qualified" to lead the country as president.

"Secretary Clinton appears to be getting a little bit nervous," the Vermont senator, 74, said in Philadelphia to a crowd of 9,000 cheering people. "And she has been saying lately that she thinks that I am 'not qualified' to be president. Well, let me, let me just say in response to Secretary Clinton: I don't believe that she is qualified."

Senator Bernie Sanders (D-VT) and Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speak during the CNN Democratic Presidential Primary Debate at the Whiting Auditorium at the Cultural Center Campus on March 6, 2016 Scott Olson/Getty Images

He elaborated (via CBS News): "If she is, through her super PAC, taking tens of millions of dollars in special interest funds, I don't think that you are qualified if you get $15 million from Wall Street through your super PAC … I don't think you are qualified if you supported the Panama free trade agreement. Something I very strongly opposed and which as all of you know has allowed corporations and wealthy people all over the world to avoid paying their taxes to their countries."

Clinton's press secretary Brian Fallon then took to Twitter to call out Sanders' extreme remarks. "Hillary Clinton did not say Bernie Sanders was 'not qualified,'" the national rep wrote. "But he has now – absurdly – said it about her. This is a new low."

Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter was equally displeased with Sanders' remarks.

Sanders recently won the Wisconsin primary, while his Republican counterpart and Donald Trump's chief rival, Ted Cruz, also took the state this past Tuesday.

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