Sanders on difference with Warren: she's a capitalist 'I'm not'

Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersSanders to Clinton: 'This is not the kind of rhetoric that we need' Conservative reporter on Sanders: He's not a 'yes man' Human Rights Campaign president rips Sanders's embrace of Rogan endorsement MORE (I-Vt.) said in a new interview that a major difference between him and Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Ann WarrenKlobuchar plans campaign rallies across Iowa despite impeachment trial Hillicon Valley — Presented by Philip Morris International — Wyden asks NSA to investigate White House cybersecurity | Commerce withdraws Huawei rule after Pentagon objects | Warren calls on Brazil to drop Greenwald charges Warren pledges to release Trump records if elected MORE (D-Mass.) is Warren's support of capitalism.

In an interview airing Sunday with ABC's Jon Karl, Sanders struck a stronger tone in distancing himself from Warren's views on economic policy than he has in previous months, and again asserted that he was the strongest candidate to take on entrenched, powerful corporations and special interest groups in Washington.

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"There are differences between Elizabeth and myself," Sanders said, referring to Warren. "Elizabeth, I think, as you know, has said that she is a capitalist through her bones. I’m not.”

"I am, I believe, the only candidate who's going to say to the ruling class of this country, 'Enough. Enough with your greed, and with your corruption. We need real change in this country,' " Sanders added.

Sanders stepped back from the campaign trail last week after he underwent surgery to insert two stents in his heart after he reported feeling chest pains. The Vermont senator is scheduled to return to the campaign trail within the next week, and plans to attend Tuesday's Democratic primary debate in Ohio.

Warren and Sanders have largely avoided attacking each other or their respective policies, with Warren frequently telling reporters that she is "with Bernie" on the issue of Medicare-for-all.