The comments echo a September controversy where Clinton once again took aim not at her opponents but their supporters calling half of Donald Trump's supporters a "basket of deplorables" that she considered racist, sexist, xenophobic and ultimately backwards while the other half of his supporters were desperate people who are clinging to an unrealistic hope of the past after trade deals wiped out their jobs.
"HRC is not with you", he added, in a late appeal to Sanders supporters.
While Clinton's team played off the comments as sympathetic, it was hard to dismiss the condescending tone with which Clinton dismissed Sanders' promises of free college, free healthcare and a "Scandanavian-type" society-especially the part where she told the audience the Bernie Sanders was a peddler of "false promises".
During their debate last week, Hillary Clinton reiterated she did not think TTIP was a good trade agreement, in line with Senator Sanders' position. And in her comments, Clinton makes clear that she empathizes with them.
Clinton tries economic appeal on Ohio voters
Support from millennial voters - a demographic Clinton has struggled with - also increased by 7 percentage points in the state. Polls have shown Trump and Clinton in a tight race in OH , where the Republican nominee's attacks on trade have resonated.
A day after Donald Trump accused Hillary Clinton of mocking supporters of Bernie Sanders, the Vermont senator said Sunday that she was "absolutely correct" to tell donors that many of his young supporters were stuck living with their parents and working low-wage jobs after college.
During CNN's State of the Union on Sunday, anchor Jake Tapper asked whether Sanders was bothered that Clinton described his policies as "false promises", to which he said "of course". "And they are living in their parents" basement. "Look at me? Everywhere I go it looks like I just finished chasing a bus", he said, to a round of insane laughter from the audience.
On the campaign trail, Trump continued to veer from scripted economic arguments to personal attacks on Clinton. That is what Secretary Clinton wants to do.
Clinton, not much liked even by a lot of people who already intend to vote for her, needs those basement voters, and she needs Bernie on the stump actively convincing them now more than ever that she's their best option. Supporters were particularly outraged at Clinton, given the revelations by Wikileaks that the Democratic National Committee had colluded with the Clinton campaign to deny Sanders a fair chance at winning the nomination.
The audio clip was often shared under such misleading headlines claiming that Clinton had called millennial voters "basement dwellers". For her, governing is a tough slog, at the end of which, if all goes well, you will have made progress in improving people's lives. "And there's a lot of unhappiness about young people and this is an issue that we must address". "In the first 100 days of her adminustration if she's elected, she intends to lay out a plan on climate change, on how we overturn this disastrous Citizens United Supreme Court decision which allows billionaires like the Koch Brothers or Sheldon Adelson to buy elections, she wants to bring forth pay equity for women..." "Clinton is far and away the superior candidate". "I don't think she's even loyal to Bill if you want to know the truth".