Election 2016

Clinton aide: ‘If Bernie wants a debate, he’ll have to change his tone’

Democratic presidential candidats Sen. Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton

Democratic presidential candidats Sen. Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton AP Photo/Stephen B. Morton

On Monday, one of Hillary Clinton‘s top aides sidestepped a question about the prospect of another Bernie Sanders debate in New York — by saying the event’s fate all hangs on the senator’s tone.

Joel Benenson, who is Clinton’s chief strategist, said on CNN, “This is a man who said he’d never run a negative ad ever. He’s now running them. They’re planning to run more. Let’s see the tone of the campaign he wants to run before we get to any other questions.”

The comment has inspired #ToneDownForWhat, currently trending on social media:

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