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