Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersManchin meets with Sanders, Jayapal amid spending stalemate America can end poverty among its elderly citizens Senate GOP signals they'll help bail out Biden's Fed chair MORE (I-Vt.) told President Trump to "do your job" on Friday after Trump chimed in on a fresh controversy over the 2016 Democratic primary.
"We won't be distracted from your efforts to give billionaires tax cuts, take health care from millions and deny climate change. Do your job," Sanders tweeted in response to an earlier tweet by Trump.
We won't be distracted from your efforts to give billionaires tax cuts, take health care from millions and deny climate change. Do your job. https://t.co/35eWaiMuYt— Bernie Sanders (@SenSanders) November 3, 2017
Sanders's tweet came in reply to Trump's earlier one blaming Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonOvernight Defense & National Security — Presented by Raytheon Technologies — Nation mourns Colin Powell The Memo: Powell ended up on losing side of GOP fight Powell death leads to bipartisan outpouring of grief MORE's campaign for having "bought the [Democratic National Committee] & then stole the Democratic Primary from Crazy Bernie!"
The real story on Collusion is in Donna B's new book. Crooked Hillary bought the DNC & then stole the Democratic Primary from Crazy Bernie!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 3, 2017
Trump was referring to recent allegations brought by prominent Democrats that the DNC preferred Clinton's campaign to Sanders's in 2016. Donna Brazile, a former chairwoman for the DNC, says in a new book that a deal was struck to effectively give the Clinton campaign control of the party's finances before she became the official Democratic nominee for president.
The topic was already a contentious one among Democrats who think Sanders would have been a better candidate than Clinton.