Bill Clinton says the political environment that has given rise to Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders can be traced back to the economic woes of the Barack Obama years.

“The country is doing better than everybody else in the world, but 80% of the country has not had a pay raise since the crash,” Clinton told reporters in East Hartford, Connecticut.

“Therefore there is great fear that we can’t return to broad-based prosperity and that has lit a lot of the fires that have helped Mr. Trump on the right and Sen. Sanders on the left,” Clinton said before his minder jumped in to say he had to go.

“It is totally predictable,” he said.