Bernie Sanders jabs at Hillary Clinton: 'You're not in the White House yet'

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US Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vermont) went after Hillary Clinton early in the PBS/CNN Democratic debate on Thursday night, slightly chiding her for assuming that she'll win not only the nomination contest, but the general election as well.

PBS moderator Gwen Ifill asked Clinton about her plans to expand the federal government and pointed out that exit polls from the New Hampshire primary on Tuesday showed that most Democrats are angry or dissatisfied with the government.

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"Given what you and Sen. Sanders are proposing in expanding government in almost every area of our lives, is it fair for Americans who fear government to fear you?" Ifill asked.

Clinton said that it was not fair, and then encouraged people to take a hard look at her and Sanders' proposed policies.

She said:

It is absolutely fair and necessary for Americans to vet both of our proposals, to ask the very hard questions about what is it we think we can accomplish, why do we believe that, and what would be the results for the average American family.

She continued:

In my case, whether it's healthcare, or getting us to debt-free tuition, or moving us toward paid family leave, I've been very specific about where I would raise the money, how much it would cost, and how I would move this agenda forward.

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MILWAUKEE, WI - FEBRUARY 11: Democratic presidential candidate Senator Bernie Sanders (L) and Hillary Clinton participate in the PBS NewsHour Democratic presidential candidate debate at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee on February 11, 2016 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.The debate is the final debate before the Nevada caucuses scheduled for February 20. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
Democratic presidential candidates, Hillary Clinton and Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt, talk to supporters after a Democratic presidential primary debate at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)
MILWAUKEE, WI - FEBRUARY 11: Democratic presidential candidate Senator Bernie Sanders greets guests after participating in the PBS NewsHour Democratic presidential candidate debate at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee on February 11, 2016 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The debate is the final debate before the Nevada caucuses scheduled for February 20. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
Democratic presidential candidate, Hillary Clinton waves to supporters after a Democratic presidential primary debate at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)
MILWAUKEE, WI - FEBRUARY 11: Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton participates in the PBS NewsHour Democratic presidential candidate debate at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee on February 11, 2016 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The debate is the final debate before the Nevada caucuses scheduled for February 20. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
MILWAUKEE, WI - FEBRUARY 11: Democratic presidential candidate Senator Bernie Sanders participates in the PBS NewsHour Democratic presidential candidate debate at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee on February 11, 2016 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The debate is the final debate before the Nevada caucuses scheduled for February 20. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
MILWAUKEE, WI - FEBRUARY 11: Democratic presidential candidates Senator Bernie Sanders (L) and Hillary Clinton participate in the PBS NewsHour Democratic presidential candidate debate at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee on February 11, 2016 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.The debate is the final debate before the Nevada caucuses scheduled for February 20. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
MILWAUKEE, WI - FEBRUARY 11: Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton greets guests after participating in the PBS NewsHour Democratic presidential candidate debate at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee on February 11, 2016 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The debate is the final debate before the Nevada caucuses scheduled for February 20. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
MILWAUKEE, WI - FEBRUARY 11: Democratic presidential candidates Senator Bernie Sanders (L) and Hillary Clinton participate in the PBS NewsHour Democratic presidential candidate debate at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee on February 11, 2016 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.The debate is the final debate before the Nevada caucuses scheduled for February 20. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
Democratic presidential candidates, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt, and Hillary Clinton argue a point during a Democratic presidential primary debate at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)
Democratic presidential candidate, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt, speaks during a Democratic presidential primary debate at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)
Democratic presidential candidate, Hillary Clinton makes a point during a Democratic presidential primary debate at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)
Democratic presidential candidate, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt, makes a point during a Democratic presidential primary debate at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)
Democratic presidential candidate, Hillary Clinton makes a point during a Democratic presidential primary debate at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)
Democratic presidential candidates Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt, left, and Hillary Rodham Clinton take the stage before a Democratic presidential primary debate at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Tom Lynn)
Democratic presidential candidates Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt, left, and Hillary Clinton smile as they take the stage before a Democratic presidential primary debate at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Tom Lynn)
Democratic presidential candidates Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt, left, and Hillary Rodham Clinton participate in a Democratic presidential primary debate at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)
Democratic presidential candidates Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt, left, and Hillary Clinton participate in a Democratic presidential primary debate at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)
MILWAUKEE, WI - FEBRUARY 11: Democratic presidential candidate Senator Bernie Sanders participates in the PBS NewsHour Democratic presidential candidate debate at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee on February 11, 2016 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The debate is the final debate before the Nevada caucuses scheduled for February 20. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
MILWAUKEE, WI - FEBRUARY 11: Democratic presidential candidate Senator Bernie Sanders (L) and Hillary Clinton participate in the PBS NewsHour Democratic presidential candidate debate at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee on February 11, 2016 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.The debate is the final debate before the Nevada caucuses scheduled for February 20. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt, left, speaks as Hillary Rodham Clinton listens during a Democratic presidential primary debate at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)
Democratic presidential candidates Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt, left, and Hillary Rodham Clinton appear during a Democratic presidential primary debate at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)
Democratic presidential candidate, Hillary Clinton, right, makes a point as Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt, listens during a Democratic presidential primary debate at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton takes the stage before a Democratic presidential primary debate at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)
Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt, takes the stage before a Democratic presidential primary debate at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)
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Clinton then talked about how she would fund her proposals.

"I believe I can get the money that I need by taxing the wealthy, by closing loopholes — the things that we are way overdue for doing, and I think that once I'm in the White House, we will have enough political capital to do that," she said.

That prompted Sanders to quip: "Secretary Clinton, you're not in the White House yet," a statement that earned some apparent groans from the audience.

"And let us be clear," he added, "that every proposal that I have introduced has been paid for."

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