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Hillary Clinton described Bernie Sanders as “silly” for repeatedly asserting she is not qualified to serve as president and told TODAY in an exclusive interview that voters will have the final say.
“That will be up to the voters of New York and the other states that will be passing judgment in the weeks ahead,” the Democratic front-runner told TODAY’s Matt Lauer. “I think it’s kind of a silly statement. But he's free to say whatever he chooses. “
Clinton was referring to the recent exchange of attacks between the two Democratic candidates that started Wednesday night at a Sanders rally, where he repeatedly suggested Clinton was not qualified to be president. Sanders said he only was striking back at Clinton for raising questions first about whether he was prepared for the Oval Office.
Her campaign spokesman responded in a tweet that the Sanders campaign had sunk to a “new low,” but Clinton stressed to Lauer it will be up to the voters.
“Here's what I believe. I believe that voters will be looking at both of us," she said. "But I will take Bernie Sanders over Donald Trump or Ted Cruz anytime."
The full interview will air Friday, April 8, on TODAY.