Sanders on Clinton comments: 'On a good day, my wife likes me'

Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersOn The Money: Pessimism grows as coronavirus talks go down to the wire | Jobs report poised to light fire under COVID-19 talks | Tax preparers warn unemployment recipients could owe IRS Senators introduce bill to block Trump armed drone sale measure Sanders offers bill to tax billionaires' wealth gains during pandemic MORE (I-Vt.) briefly addressed former Secretary of State Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonTrump touts economic agenda in battleground Ohio The Memo: Campaigns gird for rush of early voting Trump's pitch to Maine lobstermen falls flat MORE’s comments that “no one likes” the presidential candidate Tuesday, telling ABC News that “on a good day, my wife likes me.”

“On a good day, my wife likes me, so let’s clear the air on that one,” Sanders said when asked by reporters to respond to the remark.

“Secretary Clinton is entitled to her point of view,” he added. “My job today is to focus on the impeachment trial. My job today is to put together a team that can defeat the most dangerous president in the history of the United States of America.”

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Asked why Clinton was “still talking about 2016,” Sanders responded, “That is a good question, ask her.”

A statement from the Sanders campaign issued earlier Tuesday did not directly address Clinton’s comments in an upcoming documentary that “nobody likes him” or “wants to work with him” in the Senate. 

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“My focus today is on a monumental moment in American history: the impeachment trial of Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpBiden says his faith is 'bedrock foundation of my life' after Trump claim Coronavirus talks on life support as parties dig in, pass blame Ohio governor tests negative in second coronavirus test MORE,” Sanders said. “Together, we are going to go forward and defeat the most dangerous president in American history.”

The comments were first reported by The Hollywood Reporter in an interview the site had with the former Democratic presidential nominee. In the interview, Clinton also criticized the "culture" that surrounds the Vermont senator, pointing to his leadership team and the online "Bernie Bros." 

"It's not only him, it's the culture around him. It's his leadership team. It's his prominent supporters. It's his online Bernie Bros and their relentless attacks on lots of his competitors, particularly the women," she said. 

The hashtag #ILikeBernie trended on Twitter in the wake of the recent report.