Sanders not surprised ‘media establishment’ backing Clinton

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In the wake of the Des Moines Register’s endorsement of Hillary Clinton, Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie SandersBernie SandersEx-Arizona governor: Hispanic Dems 'don’t get out and vote' Emails show Clinton camp's plans to work with writers to hit Sanders Small donors aren’t revolutionizing Congress. At least not yet. MORE on Sunday said he is not surprised to learn that the “media establishment” is backing the front-runner’s presidential bid.

“We are taking on the economic establishment, we’re taking on the political establishment and, with all due respect, we are taking on the media establishment,” Sanders said on ABC’s “This Week.”

“I expect that Secretary Clinton will get a lot of the endorsements from mainstream media, but I have the endorsement — and I’m very proud to say — of 2.5 million individual contributions to my campaign,” he added.

Sanders also said he disagreed with the Register’s reasoning that Clinton is the most qualified candidate in terms of foreign policy experience, pointing to her vote for the war in Iraq as a senator.

“When we talk about foreign policy, let us be very clear — one of the candidates running voted against the disastrous war in Iraq,” he said.

“What I feared would happen — and it gives me no pleasure to tell you that much of what I feared would happen in terms of the destabilization of the region — did in fact happen,” he added. “And Hillary ClintonHillary Rodham ClintonTrump to lay out first 100 days in Gettysburg speech GOP senator: Dems making ‘concerted effort to produce fraudulent votes’ Trump touts Navy expansion proposal in Pa. MORE voted the other way.”