Bernie Sanders' sit-down with New York Daily News turned into more of a trial by fire for the Democratic presidential hopeful.
According to interview transcripts published by the outlet, Sanders gave few details when asked how his proposed policies would actually work. Sanders has made breaking up big financial institutions a central part of his platform — but he couldn't tell the Daily News precisely how he would accomplish that or what the immediate consequences of that break-up would be.
Sanders also waffled on President Obama's counterterrorism policies and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The senator did give stronger answers on other issues, like free trade and education reform.
It's not clear whether the interview will have any lasting impact on Sanders' campaign: He has typically focused on rhetoric and ideals rather than policy specifics.