Sanders: 'One of us ran against Barack Obama; I was not that candidate'

Responding to criticism from Hillary ClintonHillary Rodham Clinton'Hamilton' to take center stage at Clinton fundraiser Clinton camp blasts Trump over Brexit response: 'He patted himself on the back' Clinton camp raffling 'Hamilton' with Hillary MORE that he has been too critical of President Obama, Bernie SandersBernie SandersSunday shows preview: Next steps after Trump upheaval Bernie fights for relevance Sanders shares star power with NY House hopeful MORE on Thursday night noted she once faced off with him in a presidential race.

"One of us ran against Barack ObamaBarack ObamaCannabis conversation urged at North American Leaders Summit Obama: 'There's still work to do' for gay community Our most toxic export: American politick MORE,” he said at the Democratic primary debate in Wisconsin. “I was not that candidate."

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Sanders, a senator from Vermont, made the remark after Clinton called him out for criticizing Obama and saying he "failed the presidential leadership test."

"Calling the president weak, calling him a disappointment, calling several times that he should have a primary opponent when he ran for reelection in 2012," she said, "I think that goes further than saying 'we have our disagreements."'  

Clinton said that while she understands there are policy disagreements, the "personal assessments and charges" Sanders made were "particularly troubling." 

Sanders defended himself earlier in the debate, saying he had worked with Obama, and that a U.S. senator has the right to disagree with the president.

Updated at 11:21 p.m.

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