By Alexandria Hoff and Hadas Kuznits
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — While campaigning for Hillary Clinton and Katie McGinty in South Philadelphia today, Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders did not mince words when it came to his thoughts on the release of the 2005 tape that captures Republican Presidential Nominee Donald Trump using crude, derogatory language to describe encounters with women.
“I think you’ve got a spoiled brat,” said Senator Sanders to Eyewitness News, “I think you’ve got a person who grew up very very wealthy who thinks that he is entitled to do anything that he wants.”
In an apology video released by Trump Friday night he begins by saying “I’ve never said I’m a perfect person,” and concludes by pointing to what he feel is the mistreatment of women by the Clinton’s, saying;
“Bill Clinton has actually abused women and Hillary has bullied, attacked, shamed and intimidated his victims.”
Sanders quickly dismissed this comparison.
“I don’t believe that is A) true, B) second of all maybe for once in his life Trump might want to take responsibility for his own actions,” he said.
Somewhat overshadowed in all of this has been the Friday release of hacked Hillary Clinton emails that seemed to demonstrate the kind of relationship with Wall Street that Senator Sanders had been so critical of while campaigning against her. When asked about this he said that he believes in where the party is at the current time, adding “Whatever Clinton may have said behind closed doors, that’s fine”.
Those who came out to hear Senator Sanders speak said it was much of what they expected to hear.
“A lot of it was the big part of his stump speeches all along, which, as everyone knows, gained incredible traction incredibly quickly.”
And some former Sanders supporters said the question of Trump has absolutely influenced their vote in November.
“I was a Bernie or Bust guy for a while. I was on the fence after the DNC about going to the Green Party, but after thinking about it, I realized that it was really important that it was really important to not risk Donald Trump becoming president.”