Hill.TV's Krystal Ball knocks Clinton's 'mean girl' comments against Sanders

Hill.TV’s Krystal Ball criticized former Secretary of State Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonDNC warns campaigns about cybersecurity after attempted scam Biden looks to shore up lead in S.C. Stone judge under pressure over calls for new trial MORE after she said that “nobody likes” Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersDNC warns campaigns about cybersecurity after attempted scam Overnight Health Care — Presented by American Health Care Association — Trump taps Pence to lead coronavirus response | Trump accuses Pelosi of trying to create panic | CDC confirms case of 'unknown' origin | Schumer wants .5 billion in emergency funds Biden looks to shore up lead in S.C. MORE (I-Vt.).

“The truth is that it doesn’t matter how hard progressives and anti-establishment candidates try to play by the rules of civility and decorum — that kindness will never ever be reciprocated,” Ball, a vocal Sanders supporter, said Wednesday.

“The woman for whom you exhaustively barnstormed the country will go straight from praising your career fighting injustice to full mean girl gossiping that no one likes you,” she added.

Clinton sparked backlash on Tuesday after she told The Hollywood Reporter that she thinks Sanders, a rival in the 2016 Democratic presidential primary, is unlikeable.

"He was in Congress for years. He had one senator support him. Nobody likes him. Nobody wants to work with him," Clinton says in an upcoming documentary. "He got nothing done. He was a career politician. It's all just baloney, and I feel so bad that people got sucked into it."

Clinton later addressed the resulting criticism by saying she would back whoever becomes the Democratic nominee for president.

“I thought everyone wanted my authentic, unvarnished views! But to be serious, the number one priority for our country and world is retiring Trump, and, as I always have, I will do whatever I can to support our nominee,” the former Secretary of State tweeted Tuesday evening.

The 2016 race between Clinton and Sanders was particularly contentious; Sanders supporters claimed that he only lost the race because there was bias against him within the Democratic National Committee, and those tensions only worsened when the Vermont senator waited several months to endorse Clinton.