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Bernie Sanders’ mental health comment backfires.

Some mental health patients were not pleased with what they heard during Sunday night’s Democratic debate.

Presidential hopefuls Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton faced off in Flint, Michigan. Toward the end of the debate, after Clinton made some negative comments about the GOP, Sanders followed her comments with some of his own.

Per The Washington Post:

“You know, we are, if elected president, going to invest a lot of money into mental health,” Sanders said. “And when you watch these Republican debates, you know why we need to invest in that.”

However, Sanders took some heat on Twitter for his joke about the Republican Party.

Sanders’ intention was clearly not to insult those suffering from mental illnesses. Even so, some took it negatively and thought it was insensitive.

According to the National Alliance of Mental Illness, about 43.8 million of Americans suffer from mental illness in a given year.

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A look at the top quotes from the debate:

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