Sanders: Campaign Rhetoric Should Be About Issues, Not Bill Clinton's Past

Jan 4, 2016

Sanders at a campaign event in Manchester in August
Credit Allegra Boverman for NHPR

Bernie Sanders generally passes up opportunities to take a dig at Democratic presidential rival Hillary Clinton. And he preaches the virtues of an issue-driven campaign. But Donald Trump clearly gets under his skin.

Sanders says time after time, the Republican front-runner "just comes up with things off the top of his head — that are lies."

And now the Vermont senator says Trump should stop talking about Bill Clinton's sexual history and start worrying about climate change, the minimum wage and tax breaks for rich people like Trump himself.

Trump says he brought up the subject because Hillary Clinton accused him of demeaning women. He accuses Bill Clinton of mistreating women and says his wife would "go along" with that. Sanders spoke Sunday on ABC's "This Week." Trump addressed the matter on "Fox & Friends."