WATCH: Clinton Praises Bernie Sander's Simon and Garfunkel 'America' Ad

'I applaud that. I love the feeling. I love the energy. I obviously respect Senator Sanders greatly and appreciate what he has done in this campaign.'

RealClearPolitics.com

CNN asked Hillary Clinton to react to the widely praised Bernie Sander's presidential ad feature Simon and Garfunkel's 1968 hit 'America.' Art Garfunkel, a fan of Sanders, gave permission to the Sander's campaign to use the ad.  Garfunkel explained to CNN why he supports Sanders over Hillary, “I like that Bernie is very upset by the gap between the rich and the poor. I think that’s central. The power of money to — when Bernie says, Hillary gave a speech, she got $275,000 for that speech. You got to give a very good speech to earn that money. He’s winking at we know the power of whoever backed her, and she’s beholden to them, and that’s how America works until somebody says, not with me.”

CNN Transcript:

CUOMO: Earlier tonight we played Sen. Sanders your ad and asked him a question about it, one of the ads that you’re putting out here in the last run up to caucuses

CLINTON: OK. 

CUOMO: We’ll now do the same for you. 

CLINTON: OK.

CUOMO: Here’s the senator’s ad...

CLINTON: I think that's great. I think that's fabulous. I loved it. 

(APPLAUSE) 

CLINTON: You know, look, you campaign in poetry, you govern in prose. And we need a lot more poetry in this campaign and in our country. So, I applaud that. I love the feeling. I love the energy. 

I obviously respect Senator Sanders greatly and appreciate what he has done in this campaign.

But I believe that I'm the better person to be the Democratic nominee, and to be the president and commander-in-chief of the country because--

CUOMO: Got another question for you.