Bernie SandersBernard (Bernie) SandersDems ponder gender politics of 2020 nominee 2020 Dem contenders travel to key primary states After Florida school shooting, vows for change but no clear path forward MORE seized on former President Bill ClintonWilliam (Bill) Jefferson ClintonShould the Rob Porter outcome set the standard? Make the compromise: Ending chain migration is a small price to legalize Dreamers Assessing Trump's impeachment odds through a historic lens MORE’s comment Monday about the “awful legacy” from the past eight years.

While campaigning for his wife, Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonWoman behind pro-Trump Facebook page denies being influenced by Russians Trump: CNN, MSNBC 'got scammed' into covering Russian-organized rally Pennsylvania Democrats set to win big with new district map 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.