Sanders: GOP debates show need for mental health investments

Bernie SandersBernie SandersCharlotte requires race discussion Hillary, Democrats refuse to have Debate: Hillary must play for millennials, not wait for Trump to lose them Juan Williams: Verdict on big debate will be instantaneous MORE got his biggest cheer of Sunday night’s presidential debate in Flint, Mich., when he suggested the Republican debates were the result of rampant mental health problems.

“We are, if elected president, going to invest a lot of money into mental health,” Sanders told the Democratic debate audience. 

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“And when you watch these Republican debates, you know why we need to invest in mental health.”

The audience cheered loudly at the line, and Sanders’s rival on stage, Hillary ClintonHillary Rodham ClintonOvernight Cybersecurity: Cyber questions for the debate | Dem wants Yahoo hack probe RNC head: Trump’s Gennifer Flowers threat ‘funny’ Overnight Finance: Four days until government shutdown | Conservative group bucks spending bill | DOJ, Treasury crackdown on North Korea MORE, laughed loudly.

Clinton gave Sanders the opening for his zinger when she said, “We have our differences, and we get into vigorous debate about issues. But compare the substance of this debate with what you saw on the Republican stage last week.”

Thursday night’s GOP debates included a lot of name-calling and a moment in which front-runner Donald TrumpDonald TrumpOvernight Cybersecurity: Cyber questions for the debate | Dem wants Yahoo hack probe RNC head: Trump’s Gennifer Flowers threat ‘funny’ ‘Will & Grace’ cast mocks Trump in mysterious reunion teaser MORE defended the size of his hands.