Jane Sanders, wife of Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, said Friday that she "absolutely" believes he could have won Tuesday’s election if he’d been the Democratic nominee.
In an interview on CNN, Wolf Blitzer asked Sanders, “Do you think your husband would have had a better chance at beating Donald Trump than Hillary Clinton did?"
"Absolutely," she responded, "but it doesn't matter now."
Bernie Sanders ran to the left of Clinton in the 2016 Democratic primary and was hindered by what his supporters called institutional bias.
Multiple polls at the time showed the self-described Democratic socialist performing better in a general election matchup against Trump than Clinton would — or did.
The senator struck a similar “what good does it do now?” tone in his own CNN interview on Thursday.
"I don't think it makes a whole lot of sense to do Monday-morning quarterbacking right now. The election is over. Donald Trump won," he said.
Sanders said he’s focused on unifying the country and fighting for progressive policies under Trump, sharing a message late on Wednesday that “to the degree that Mr. Trump is serious about pursuing policies that improve the lives of working families in this country, I and other progressives are prepared to work with him.”
When Jane Sanders was asked Friday whether her husband would run again in 2020, which he has refused to rule out, she responded, "ask me again in 2019."