Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders chided GOP presidential hopeful Donald Trump on Sunday for focusing on Bill Clinton’s sex life while ignoring global warming.
Sanders — who is challenging the former president’s wife, Hillary Clinton, for the Democratic nomination — was asked Sunday on ABC’s This Week about Trump’s willingness to conjure up Bill Clinton’s promiscuous past and his overall treatment of women.
The Vermont senator was responding to comments Trump made in an interview last month, where the GOP front runner blasted Hillary Clinton for bringing up his supposed overt sexism. Trump told the Fox & Friends’ hosts that Bill Clinton’s sex life is fair game, so Democratic opponents ought to steer clear of playing the “woman’s card.”
Sanders, for his part, shifted the conversation from Clinton to Trump, saying, in effect, that the billionaire real estate mogul should stop worrying about decades-old sex scandals, and instead look more closely at issues such as global warming and minimum wage.
“We have enormous problems facing this country and I think we got more things to worry about than Bill Clinton’s sexual life,” Sanders said, adding ” … maybe Donald Trump might want to focus attention on climate change, understand that climate change is not a hoax, as he believes that it is.”
Sanders went on to expound on his belief that Trump is a “pathological liar,” telling ABC’s This Week last month that the bulk of the comments emanating from the GOP front-runner “are lies or gross distortions of reality.”
He added: “I do not get engaged in personal attacks but Trump is over the edge. The guy just comes up with things off the top of his head that are lies and someone has to. ”
Sanders, speaking from New Hampshire, also mentioned Trump’s resistance toward raising the minimum wage, telling ABC on Sunday that the GOP front-runner needs understand that the minimum wage is too low.
“You have no disposable income when you make 10, 12 bucks an hour. When we put money into the hands of working people, they’re going to go out and buy goods, they’re going to buy services and they’re going to create jobs in doing that,” Sanders said during the Democratic debate in Iowa.
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