Bernie Sanders Says Hillary Clinton ‘Not Qualified’ to Be President

By Claire Landsbaum

sa{New York Magazine} – The contest between Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton for a decisive New York victory is heating up, and the tone of the Democratic race is keeping pace. In response to Clintons’s comments on Morning Joe Wednesday that Sanders is a “relatively new Democrat” who hasn’t “done his homework” on key issues, Sanders unleashed his most pointed attack yet against his rival at an event in Philadelphia.

“She has been saying lately that she thinks that I am, quote unquote, not qualified to be president,” he said of Clinton, according to Politico. “Well let me just say, in response to Secretary Clinton: I don’t think you are qualified if you get $15 million from Wall Street through your super PAC.”

He went on to take aim at her foreign policy record:

    I don’t think you are qualified if you have voted for the disastrous war in Iraq. I don’t think you are qualified if you’ve supported virtually every disastrous trade agreement, which has cost us millions of decent-paying jobs. 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.

However, as a spokesman for Clinton pointed out, she didn’t technically say he wasn’t qualified to be president. Rather, she declined to say he is qualified three times and finally said she’d “leave it to voters to decide who can do the job that the country needs.” READ MORE

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.