Sanders: GOP debates show need for mental health investments

Bernie SandersBernie SandersMenendez opposing Puerto Rico debt bill Clinton: Trump wanted to profit off 'people's misery' Trump: I’ll take ‘close to 40 percent’ of Sanders fans 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 ClintonVa. governor: I’m ‘baffled’ by federal probe Menendez opposing Puerto Rico debt bill Trump: I’ll take ‘close to 40 percent’ of Sanders fans 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 TrumpProtests turn violent at Trump’s New Mexico rally Hundreds of writers sign petition opposing Trump Clinton: Trump wanted to profit off 'people's misery' MORE defended the size of his hands.

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