“He won 22 states and 13 million voters, and that ain’t nothing,” said Kellyanne Conway during a joint interview with Clinton campaign manager Robby Mook on CNN.
Conway then thanked Sanders for his effect on the campaign, saying he “softened up” Clinton for the Trump campaign.
“The fact is his supporters were still out there protesting her,” Conway added. “He was in — he was in the hall being, you know, a dutiful Democratic Convention soldier, but his — his supporters were not.”
She also criticized Clinton’s decision to pick Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine as her running mate.
“I assume that her choice of Tim Kaine had something to do with Virginia but maybe also with not being overshadowed,” Conway said.