Bernie Sanders slams Donald Trump for focusing on Bill Clinton's 'sex life'

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Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vermont) says he believes Donald Trump should be focusing on more "important things" on the campaign trail than former President Bill Clinton's "sex life."

In a CNN interview on CNN, host Dana Bash asked Sanders if Trump's criticism of Bill Clinton's "sexual history" is "fair game."

Sanders rattled off several areas where he disagreed with Trump's policies, including Trump's opposition to raising the minimum wage and on dealing with climate change.

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"Maybe Trump should worry about those issues rather than Bill Clinton's sex life," Sanders said.

Bash marveled at Sanders' seamless transition — then pressed him to more directly respond to the question.

"Only Bernie Sanders can segue from climate change to Bill Clinton's sex life. That was impressive," Bash said. "But what is the answer?"

"No, I think we have more important things to worry about in this country than Bill Clinton's sex life," Sanders said.

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Trump has recently attempted to make the former president's infidelities a campaign issue against Hillary Clinton, now the Democratic front-runner for president. In a "Face the Nation" interview on Sunday, Trump asserted that Hillary Clinton cannot criticize him for his controversial statements on women's issues because of her husband's history.

"I'm the only one that's willing to talk about his problems," Trump said. "I mean, what he did and what he has gone through I think is frankly terrible, especially if she wants to play the woman card."

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Bernie Sanders slams Donald Trump for focusing on Bill Clinton's 'sex life'
HOLLYWOOD, CA - JANUARY 23: Gennifer Flowers (R) blows a kiss to talk show host Larry King (L) during her live interview on CNN's Larry King Live show in Hollywood, CA 23 January. According to reports leaked to the press, US President Bill Clinton admitted during a deposition in the Paula Jones investigation to having an affair with Flowers while he was governor of Arkansas. (Photo credit should read RENE MACURA/AFP/Getty Images)
Former White House intern Monica S. Lewinsky is shown in three photos taken from her freshman, sophmore and junior yearbooks at Beverly Hills High School in Beverly Hills, Calif., Wednesday, Jan. 21, 1998. Whitewater prosecutors have expanded their investigation to determine whether President Clinton had an affair with Lewinsky and tried to get her to lie about it in an affidavit she gave in Paula Jones' sexual harassment lawsuit. (AP Photo/HO)
Dolly Kyle Browning poses in Dallas on Feb. 5, 1998. Mrs. Browning, a longtime female acquaintance of President Clinton, who previously said the two had a sexual relationship, has contended in a lawsuit that Clinton and associates took action to prevent her from publishing a "semi-autobiographical" novel. The lawsuit was filed Monday in U.S. District Court while the president was testifying by closed-circuit television to a federal grand jury in the Monica Lewinsky investigation. (AP Photo/Ron Heflin, File)
Former Miss America Elizabeth Ward poses with her Miss Arkansas crown in Hot Springs, Ark., on July, 13, 1981. Ward, now Elizabeth Ward Gracen, told the New York Daily News that she had consensual sex with Bill Clinton when he served as Arkansas governor. (AP Photo/File)
Former beauty queen Sally Perdue of Houston, Texas, announces plan Wed. May 16, 1990 to become the first American to run the length of the Great Wall of China. The 1958 Miss Arkansas said in 1992 that she had had an affair with Clinton in 1983. She claimed that she had been warned not to go public by a Democratic Party official. (AP Photo/str-Le Jen Chen)
An emotional Paula Jones takes a moment to compose herself as she addresses the media at a news conference in Dallas, Thursday, April 16, 1998. Jones and her attorneys will ask an appeals court to reverse a judge's dismissal of her lawsuit and force President Clinton to stand trial for sexual harassment. (AP Photo/Ron Heflin)
Friends of Juanita Broaddrick protest on the sidewalk in front of Hillary Rodham Clinton's campaign headquarters in New York, Aug. 19, 2000. The group protested Mrs. Clinton's lack of response to Broaddrick's allegation that she was raped in 1978 by then Arkansas Attorney General Bill Clinton. (AP Photo/Ed Bailey)
Former White House volunteer Kathleen Willey speaks about her relationship with President Bill Clinton, May 11, 1999 in Washington, DC on the television show 'Hardball' with Chris Mathews. On September 21, 2000, Willey, now known as Kathleen Willey Schwicker, announced that she is suing Clinton, First Lady Hillary Clinton and other White House personnel for violations of privacy and civil rights. (Photo by Michael Smith/Newsmakers)
The emergence of former White House intern Monica Lewinsky, second from left in this combination picture, into the political spot light this week, has cast doubts on the character of President Clinton. The situations of other women, which have also raised questions on Clinton's character, are Gennifer Flowers, left, Paula Jones, third from left, and Kathleen Willey. (AP Photo)
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