Rolling Stone contributing editor and author Matt Taibbi discussed former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenHarris to host virtual Hollywood campaign event co-chaired by Reese Witherspoon, Mindy Kaling Trump plans to accept Republican nomination from White House lawn US seizes four vessels loaded with Iranian fuel MORE's (D) apparent dominance in the polls against President TrumpDonald John TrumpUSPS warns Pennsylvania mail-in ballots may not be delivered in time to be counted Michael Cohen book accuses Trump of corruption, fraud Trump requests mail-in ballot for Florida congressional primary MORE on Hill.TV's "Rising" on Tuesday.

In an interview with co-hosts Saagar Enjeti and Krystal Ball, Taibbi reacted to a column from New York Times opinion writer Peter Beinart, who attributed the difference in performance between Biden and Trump's 2016 opponent, Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonUSPS warns Pennsylvania mail-in ballots may not be delivered in time to be counted Senate leaves until September without coronavirus relief deal Gloria Steinem: Selection of Kamala Harris recognizes that 'black women ... are the heart and soul of the Democratic Party' MORE (D), to sexism faced by Clinton.

"Certainly I think it plays a role, sexism probably played a significant role with Hillary Clinton, but that was also mixed with other factors," Taibbi said.

"The thing I consistently heard from people on the trail about why they didn't like Hillary Clinton is because she symbolized, for them, a Washington insider," he continued. "And she was also running on that experience at a time when there were a lot of people in the country who saw that as a negative."

Watch Taibbi's interview above: