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Sanders Sees No Slight in Clinton’s Basement-Dweller Comments

  • Many young people heavily in debt after college, senator says
  • Primary rival now trying to help Clinton with young voters
Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton listens as Senator Bernie Sanders speaks on Sept. 28, 2016, in Durham, New Hampshire.

Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton listens as Senator Bernie Sanders speaks on Sept. 28, 2016, in Durham, New Hampshire.

U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders said he agrees with the characterization by one-time primary rival Hillary Clinton that many his supporters are young people “living in their parents’ basement” who feel stuck in a “job that doesn’t pay a lot.”

Clinton, who as Democratic presidential nominee is having trouble attracting many of the young voters who supported Sanders, also referred to Sanders’s platform as a “false promise” during a February fundraiser, according to leaked audio released by the conservative website Free Beacon. The comments were made when Clinton was competing with Sanders to be the party’s candidate in the general election.