An ally of Hillary Clinton said Monday that any of the current candidates seeking the Democrat Party’s 2020 presidential nomination would be preferable to President Donald Trump with one notable exception: Rep. Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii.
“I’m not endorsing anybody in the Democratic primary at this point. Every single solitary Democrat, except for Tulsi Gabbard—well, she’s just a whole different situation,” Christine Quinn, a former New York City councilwoman, told MSNBC anchor Hallie Jackson.
“But basically anyone running for president in the Democratic primary right now would far surpass Donald Trump, there’s no question.”
Quinn singled Gabbard out after Jackson asked if she believed former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who jumped into the race Sunday, would make a good president.
The comment mimics Clinton’s multiple attacks on Gabbard.
The former NYC councilwoman is close with Clinton, joining her at the Javits Center in New York City when she lost to Trump in 2016.
Clinton and Gabbard had a falling out after the former secretary of state accused the congresswoman of being a Russian asset and working with Russia to help elect Trump.
Gabbard responded to the accusation by calling on Clinton to jump into the Democratic primary rather than being “cowardly” and hiding behind her proxies.