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) SandersOvernight Defense: Senate passes 0B defense bill | 3,000 US troops heading to Afghanistan | Two more Navy officials fired over ship collisions Senate passes 0B defense bill Dems fear lasting damage from Clinton-Sanders fight MORE on Sunday said he is not surprised to learn that the “media establishment” is backing the front-runner’s presidential bid.

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“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 ClintonBiden slams Trump over golf gif hitting Clinton Overnight Cybersecurity: Equifax hit by earlier hack | What to know about Kaspersky controversy | Officials review EU-US privacy pact Overnight Tech: Equifax hit by earlier undisclosed hack | Facebook takes heat over Russian ads | Alt-right Twitter rival may lose domain MORE voted the other way.”