Bernie Sanders flatly rejected the idea that he played any role in costing Hillary Clinton last week's election, telling an audience in Washington, D.C. Wednesday night that he actually made her a better candidate and possibly could have beat Donald Trump himself.
"I say to those critics, number one, that you can argue the exact reverse, that maybe I would have been elected President of the United States," he said to cheers while being interviewed by Washington Post columnist E.J. Dionne on stage at George Washington University.
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Sanders appeared at the event to promote his new book, "Our Revolution: A Future To Believe In," and give what a group affiliated with the Vermont senator billed as a "major speech" about the future of the country under a Trump presidency, which he delivered before the question and answer portion.