Bernie SandersBernie SandersSanders skirts Biden's claim that he'll endorse Clinton The Trail 2016: Meet and greet and grief Biden spills beans: Sanders will endorse Clinton MORE seized on former President Bill ClintonBill ClintonTrump: 'I’m just flabbergasted’ by Clinton-Lynch meet Overnight Finance: Obama signs Puerto Rico bill | Trump steps up attacks on trade | Dodd-Frank backers cheer 'too big to fail' decision | New pressure to fill Ex-Im board Conservative group asks for probe of Lynch-Clinton meeting MORE’s comment Monday about the “awful legacy” from the past eight years.
While campaigning for his wife, Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary ClintonHillary Rodham ClintonTrump: 'I’m just flabbergasted’ by Clinton-Lynch meet AFL-CIO head: Trump’s ‘a fraud’ Sanders skirts Biden's claim that he'll endorse Clinton MORE, in Washington state, the former president called on voters to support the former secretary of State “if you believe we’ve finally come to the point where we can put the awful legacy of the last eight years behind us,” according to USA Today.
The remark first appeared as a slight to Obama, but a spokesperson for Clinton later clarified that the former president was talking about Republicans and gridlock in the federal government.
Sanders blasted Bill Clinton for his comment Monday night, tweeting, “Don’t know that I’d call President Obama's 72 straight months of job growth an 'awful legacy.'”
Don’t know that I’d call President Obama's 72 straight months of job growth an “awful legacy.” https://t.co/GUzlY6Wp4h— Bernie Sanders (@BernieSanders) March 22, 2016
Hillary Clinton has repeatedly knocked Sanders for being too critical of the president.