Hillary Clinton said wasn't thinking about the 2020 election when she made harsh comments about Sen. Bernie Sanders in her new documentary.
Last week, the former secretary of state doubled down on attacks she made against Sanders in her forthcoming documentary series, "Hillary," saying "nobody likes him, nobody wants to work with him, he got nothing done."
Now, in an interview with Variety following its premiere at the Sundance Film Festival, Clinton said that the initial interview happened about a year and a half ago and reiterated her plan to support whoever ends up as the Democratic nominee.
"I wasn’t thinking about the election by any means. I’ve said I’m going to support the nominee," she said. "But I do think it’s important to look at somebody’s record and look at what they’ve gotten done and see whether you agree with that or not. I think that’s what every voter paying attention should do."
After Clinton received backlash for her comments, she tweeted that she thought people wanted to hear her "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," she added.
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.
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) January 22, 2020
The four-hour docuseries, "Hillary," will premiere in its entirety March 6 on Hulu.