Bernie SandersBernie SandersOPINION: Destroy McConnellCare, RyanCare and TrumpCare travesties Dems face identity crisis Sanders: GOP healthcare bill 'barbaric and immoral' MORE seized on former President Bill ClintonBill ClintonJared Kushner hires Abbe Lowell for legal team Overnight Energy: Trump White House kicks off 'Energy Week' Bill Clinton: 'The water is going to keep rising’ whether US stays in Paris or not 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 ClintonCNN to air 'The Russian Connection: Inside the Attack on Democracy' Tuesday night Did Democrats really have Georgia on their minds? Changing America: America’s growing education divide 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.'”

 

 

Hillary Clinton has repeatedly knocked Sanders for being too critical of the president.