Bernie SandersBernie SandersFive areas where Trump and Dems could make a deal Trump could mean new momentum for drug imports Senate Democrats brace for Trump era 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 ClintonNBC/WSJ poll: Seven-in-ten Americans don’t approve of Trump’s Twitter use NFL: We’re not silencing Lady Gaga on Trump Coup D’état? First the FBI, Now the intelligence community 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 TrumpNBC/WSJ poll: Seven-in-ten Americans don’t approve of Trump’s Twitter use NFL: We’re not silencing Lady Gaga on Trump Trump: I won't move press briefing room MORE defended the size of his hands.