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 SandersBernard (Bernie) SandersWorld leaders reach agreement on trade deal without United States: report Sanders on Brazile revelations: DNC needs ‘far more transparency’ Sen. Warren sold out the DNC 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 Diane Rodham ClintonGOP rushes to cut ties to Moore Papadopoulos was in regular contact with Stephen Miller, helped edit Trump speech: report Bannon jokes Clinton got her ‘ass kicked’ in 2016 election MORE voted the other way.”