Hillary Clinton vows to unify Democratic Party in the Bronx

Hillary Clinton responded to Bernie Sanders’ comments she was "unqualified" to serve as President Thursday outside of Yankee Stadium. Richard Drew/AP

Hillary Clinton responded to Bernie Sanders’ comments she was “unqualified” to serve as President Thursday outside of Yankee Stadium. 

Hillary Clinton sought to stay above the fray Thursday in the Bronx as her war of words with Bernie Sanders escalated ahead of their debate April 14.

Asked to respond to Sanders’ comment that she is “unqualified” to serve as President, Clinton said it was important to unite the Democratic Party.

“I will take Bernie Sanders over Donald Trump or Ted Cruz any time. Let’s keep our eye on what’s really at stake in this election,” she said outside of Yankee Stadium. “We have Republicans whose values are so antithetical to what is right for New York or right for America.


Clinton said she had gracefully accepted defeat when running against then-candidate Barack Obama.

“He got more delegates, so I endorsed him, I worked for him, I nominated him at the convention — because we are going to have to unify Democrats and right-thinking Americans to stand up against the Republicans,” she said.

Also on Thursday, Sanders defended his criticism of Clinton’s qualifications, saying she had first leveled the accusation at him.

Bernie Sanders speaks at a press conference with union members in Philadelphia on Thursday. MARK KAUZLARICH/REUTERS

Bernie Sanders speaks at a press conference with union members in Philadelphia on Thursday. 

“That was what was thrown at me,” he said. “This campaign will fight back.”

Following Clinton’s comment, she hopped aboard a Bronx 4 train — and took a shot at her rival in the process. 


As Clinton swiped through the turnstile at the 161st St.-Yankee Stadium Station, she referenced Sanders’ much-mocked comment to the Daily News Editorial Board revealing his mistaken belief New Yorkers still use subway tokens.

“I think it was my first term when we changed from tokens to MetroCards,” Clinton said. Tokens were officially phased out in 2003.

But the Democratic front-runner wasn’t exactly a seasoned straphanger, either. It took her a solid five swipes of her MetroCard to make it through. Clinton then boarded the train, turning the car into a complete madhouse. Secret Service, photographers and reporters packed the train, surprising riders who snapped pictures with their phones. 

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