Vermont Sen. Bernie SandersBernard (Bernie) SandersHannity snaps back at 'Crybaby' Todd: 'Only conservatives have to disclose relationships?' Chuck Todd lashes out at Fox, defends wife in radio interview Trump pressed Sessions to fire FBI agents who sent anti-Trump texts: report MORE may have provided Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonPaltry wage gains, rising deficits two key tax reform concerns Trump pressed Sessions to fire FBI agents who sent anti-Trump texts: report DNC sues Russia, Trump campaign and WikiLeaks over alleged election interference MORE with campaign advertisement fodder at Monday night’s Democratic presidential forum in Iowa, acknowledging that his healthcare plan will require raising taxes.

Sanders was pressed on the specifics of his Medicare For All healthcare plan, which he has said will require a tax hike but which he claims will save individuals money overall by eliminating private healthcare premiums.

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“We will raise taxes, yes we will,” Sanders declared, calling criticim of his plan “disingenuous.”

But Clinton allies were already taking to Twitter to hammer Sanders for the remarks.

The Clinton campaign has accused Sanders of seeking to dismantle ObamaCare to implement a single-payer system, warning that he risks giving away gains liberals have made under the Affordable Care Act.

Some have questioned that line of attack; the single-payer system is popular among liberal primary voters.