Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton is as qualified to be president as were any of the Founding Fathers, according to MSNBC's Joy Ann Reid.
"If you look at Hillary Clinton's qualifications, I mean, my God, since the Founding Fathers, has anyone tried run for president with more on their resume?" Reid asked Friday.
Her remarks come amid a bitter public feud between Clinton and Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., over who is more qualified to lead the nation. Clinton never said outright that the Vermont lawmaker is "not qualified" to be president. She did, however, question his credentials during an interview this week on MSNBC.
From there, Sanders went on the offense, and he shot back this week by saying it is Clinton who is unqualified to be president.
Amid this back-and-forth, MSNBC's Andrea Mitchell and Reid discussed Friday whether Clinton is indeed "qualified" to be the president.
"So this is a lot of what's in the eye of the beholder. A number of women ... memorably on the program yesterday said [Sanders] really hit her hard," Mitchell said. "Joy, what is your takeaway?"
"You have to go back literally to the 18th century to find somebody with a more packed resume than Hillary Clinton," Reid responded. "And I think that you did have shades of that when she first ran because of this idea that a former first lady is sort of, de facto, not as qualified to be president. But I don't think that is what is in play now, I think that this is more of Bernie Sanders tripling down on the idea that her connection to big money, the fact that she's connected to any kind of big money or big business makes her morally unqualified and corrupt."
"And that's a different problematic argument. Because it draws in people like, I don't know, Barack Obama? So I think that is the real problem and also just on its face, absurd to say she's not qualified. I think those are the two problems for Bernie Sanders," she added.