Clinton: NYDN Interview Shows Bernie Sanders "Hasn't Done His Homework" About Breaking Up The Banks


Hillary Clinton comments on Bernie Sanders' interview with the New York Daily News, where he allegedly flubbed a question about how he would break up the banks.

JOE SCARBOROUGH: We're going to ask about Wisconsin in a second, but we've been talking about Bernie Sanders' New York Daily News interview. I want to start with that and ask you in light of the interview, in light of the questions he had problems with, do you believe this morning that Bernie Sanders is qualified and ready to be president of the United States?

CLINTON: Well, I think the interview raised a lot of really serious questions and I look at it this way. The core of his campaign has been break up the banks and it didn't seem in reading his answers that he understood exactly how that would work under Dodd-Frank, exactly who would be responsible, what the criteria were. And you know, that means you can't really help people if you don't know how to do what you are campaigning on saying you want to do.

SCARBOROUGH: So is he -- so is he...

CLINTON: And then there were other very...

SCARBOROUGH: Is he -- I know there are a lot of examples of where he came up short and the interviewers were having to repeat questions. So the question, and I'm serious, if you weren't running today and you looked at Bernie Sanders, would you look and say this guy is ready to be president of the United States?

CLINTON: Well, I think he hadn't done his homework and he'd been talking for more than a year about doing things that he obviously hadn't really studied or understood, and that does raise a lot of questions. Really what that goes to is for voters to ask themselves can he deliver what he's talking about, can he really help people...

SCARBOROUGH: What do you think?

CLINTON: Can he help our economy? Can he keep our country strong? Well obviously, I think I'm by far the better choice and...

SCARBOROUGH: But do you think he is qualified? And do you think he is able to deliver on the things he is promising to all these Democratic voters?

CLINTON: Well, let me put it this way, Joe. I think that what he has been saying about the core issue in his whole campaign doesn't seem to be rooted in an understanding of either the law or the practical ways you get something done. And I will leave it to voters to decide who of us can do the job that the country needs, who can do all aspects of the job, both on the economic domestic issues and on national security and foreign policy.

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