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Hillary Clinton describes Bernie Sanders jibe as 'pretty silly'

Published 08/04/2016

The Republican front-runner is concentrating his fire on his home state of New York (AP)
The Republican front-runner is concentrating his fire on his home state of New York (AP)

Hillary Clinton says that while she has been called a lot of things over the years, "unqualified is not one of them".

Mrs C linton was responding to rival Bernie Sanders' sharp critique earlier this week that she was unqualified to be president.

The Vermont senator has since softened that rhetoric.

Mrs Clinton says a debate over her qualifications is "pretty silly."

She says the election should be about "who can actually get things done".

Mrs Clinton is speaking at a rally in Buffalo, part of a day-long swing through Western New York where she's been heavily emphasising the work she did in the region as a New York senator.

Meanwhile, f ormer Democratic presidential candidate and Rhode Island governor Lincoln Chafee said Donald Trump should try running for governor of New York or some other office before attempting to become president.

Mr Chafee said on Friday that if he were in Mr Trump's position, he would try for a lower office and see how it goes.

Mr Chafee, a former Republican US senator, said presidential candidates should have previous experience in elected office.

He also says it is scary to hear what the Republican candidates are saying about America's place in the world.

Mr Chafee said Mrs Clinton and Mr Sanders are "vastly superior", but he was not offering an endorsement.

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