Bernie SandersBernie SandersUnder pressure, Democrats cut back spending The Memo: Cuts to big bill vex Democrats Democrats say they're committed to reducing emissions in Biden plan MORE seized on former President Bill ClintonWilliam (Bill) Jefferson ClintonBill Clinton shares video update after release from hospital Biden, Democrats risk everything unless they follow the Clinton pivot (they won't) Giuliani picks Abe Lincoln filter for attack against McAuliffe MORE’s comment Monday about the “awful legacy” from the past eight years.
While campaigning for his wife, Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonMeghan McCain: 'SNL' parodies made me feel like 'laughing stock of the country' Hill: Trump reelection would spur 'one constitutional crisis after another' Trump defends indicted GOP congressman MORE, in Washington state, the former president called on voters to support the former secretary of State “if you believe we’ve finally come to the point where we can put the awful legacy of the last eight years behind us,” according to USA Today.
The remark first appeared as a slight to Obama, but a spokesperson for Clinton later clarified that the former president was talking about Republicans and gridlock in the federal government.
Sanders blasted Bill Clinton for his comment Monday night, tweeting, “Don’t know that I’d call President Obama's 72 straight months of job growth an 'awful legacy.'”
Don’t know that I’d call President Obama's 72 straight months of job growth an “awful legacy.” https://t.co/GUzlY6Wp4h— Bernie Sanders (@BernieSanders) March 22, 2016
Hillary Clinton has repeatedly knocked Sanders for being too critical of the president.