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The 15 Best Lines From the Democratic Debate

'I am not a natural politician'
By Michael Harthorne,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 9, 2016 10:03 PM CST
Updated Mar 10, 2016 6:20 AM CST

(Newser) – Between attacks on Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton's admission she's not a "natural politician," and Bernie Sanders disingenuously praising Clinton's speech-giving ability, there were plenty of quotable moments at Wednesday's Democratic debate in Florida. Here are 15 of the best:

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  1. Clinton, on Tuesday's primary results: "I was pleased that I got 100,000 more votes last night than my opponent and more delegates."
  2. Clinton, on the possibility of her being indicted: "Oh for goodness … that is not going to happen. I'm not even going to answer that question."
  3. Sanders, on Trump: "The American people are never going to elect a president who insults Mexicans, who insults Muslims, who insults women, who insults African-Americans."
  4. Clinton, on Trump: "You don't make America great by getting rid of everything that made America great."
  5. Sanders, agreeing with Clinton: "I would not deport children."
  6. Clinton, on Trump's wall: "He's talking about a very tall wall, right, a beautiful tall wall, the most beautiful tall wall, better than the Great Wall of China … It's just fantasy."
  7. Sanders, on Clinton's Wall Street speeches: "When you get paid $225,000, that means that that speech must have been an extraordinarily wonderful speech … I would think that a speech so great that you got paid so much money for, you would like to share it with the American people."
  8. Clinton: "I am not a natural politician, if you haven't noticed, like my husband or President Obama."
  9. Clinton, on the perception of her as untrustworthy: "Obviously it's painful for me to hear that."
  10. Sanders: "I want every kid to know if you do your schoolwork, study hard, yes, you will be able to get a college education."
  11. Clinton: "The government has to stop making money off of lending money to young people to get their education."
  12. Sanders, on Clinton's statements about lowering student debt: "Thanks for copying a very good idea."
  13. Clinton: "President Obama had to rescue the economy, and I don't think he gets the credit he deserves for doing that."
  14. Clinton, on the need to nominate a Supreme Court justice: "Let's remember three words: Bush versus Gore."
  15. Sanders, closing remarks: "If we stand up and fight back, we can do a lot better."
(A full transcript of the debate can be found here.)

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