Bernie SandersBernie SandersSanders on Trump's media attacks: He doesn't understand democracy Drug importation won't save dollars or lives Dems fear divisions will persist after DNC chair election MORE seized on former President Bill ClintonBill ClintonTom Perez embodies the Democratic Party. This is why he should lead it. Hillary Clinton rallies DNC members in video message Obama draws crowd, cheers in NYC 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 ClintonReport: New national security adviser breaks with Trump on 'radical Islamic terrorism' EPA head previously used private email for government business Arkansas lawmaker proposes bill that would remove Clinton name from airport: report 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.