Bill Clinton to Andrea Mitchell When Asked if Sanders Is Obama: ‘Don’t Play Cheap Games’

Tuesday on the campaign trail, NBC News correspondent and anchor of MSNBC’s “Andrea Mitchell Reports” Andrea Mitchell asked former President Bill Clinton about the youth vote going to his wife Hillary Clinton’s rival Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders (I-VT) like it did in 2008 to then-Sen. Barack Obama.

Partial transcript as follows:

MITCHELL: “Why are young voters going for Sanders? Do you understand what that dynamic is?”’

CLINTON: “Absolutely.”

MITCHELL: “What is it?”

CLINTON: “The system is rigged against you, vote for me, I’ll break up the big banks, tax the billionaires and give you free college, cut the cost of health care, end of story.”

MITCHELL: “ Do you worry that this could be a repeat of history the way Obama upset her

CLINTON: “No, this is very different. It’s very different. He was new, different and there was almost no difference between them on the issues. There are dramatic differences.”

MITCHELL: “You don’t think Bernie Sanders is Barack Obama?”

CLINTON: “No, no, don’t get me there. There is — no, I don’t. But Barack Obama is not Bernie Sanders. Let’s don’t play cheap games here.”

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