Bernie Sanders to Seth Meyers: If Clinton campaign attacks, we will push back

Says Clinton campaign getting nervous, negative. "If people attack me and distort my record, we will respond"

Published April 8, 2016 11:19AM (EDT)

"Late Night" host Seth Meyers last night welcomed Bernie Sanders as his guest. Meyers pressed Sanders on the increasing nastiness (hugging, still, relative to mudslinging on the other side of the aisle) between him and Hillary Clinton.

"I think the Clinton campaign has been getting a little bit nervous," Sanders said. "And I think they have been getting more negative. And I hope very much that we can have an issue-oriented campaign."

"But if people attack me and distort my record, we will respond," he added.

Meyers asked Sanders if he's surprised with the progressive direction the party is headed — as evidenced by the success of a democratic socialist thus far.

"I'm not really, Seth," he responded. "I think when you talk about the issues facing the American people, people are saying, Yeah, this does not make sense."

Watch the interview below:

By Brendan Gauthier

Brendan Gauthier is a freelance writer.

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