Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonTrump mocks 'elites' at campaign rally Trump backs down in rare reversal Election Countdown: Family separation policy may haunt GOP in November | Why Republican candidates are bracing for surprises | House Dems rake in record May haul | 'Dumpster fire' ad goes viral MORE took a page from Republican presidential rival Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpFamily immigration detention centers could be at capacity within days: report Trump likely to meet with Putin in July: report DOJ requests military lawyers to help prosecute immigration crimes: report MORE's playbook on Friday by phoning in for a live television interview. 

Clinton called into MSNBC's "Morning Joe" to discuss differences between her and Democratic presidential rival Sen. Bernie SandersBernard (Bernie) SandersDemocrats protest Trump's immigration policy from Senate floor Trump's America fights back The Hill's Morning Report — Sponsored by PhRMA — GOP lawmakers race to find an immigration fix MORE (I-Vt.) the morning after the latest GOP debate.
 
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Trump, who regularly calls into multiple networks for morning interviews, bucked his routine and appeared on the same program for an in-person interview in Iowa earlier in the morning.
 
Clinton said during her MSNBC interview that she has a "very clear" and "deeper" sense of "exactly what is going to be required" to be president after her unsuccessful 2008 bid.
 
She continued to go after Sanders over healthcare, and defended herself after Vice President Biden's stinging remarks about Clinton being "relatively new" to the debate over income inequality.
 
"I have a long, long record of tackling all kinds of inequality," the former first lady insisted Friday.
 
Clinton is battling Sanders in Iowa and New Hampshire, where polls have tightened just weeks before ballots are cast in the early voting states.