Bernie Sanders Essentially Confirms That He Will Endorse Hillary Clinton
There has been rampant speculation that Bernie Sanders will soon endorse Hillary Clinton as the Democratic nominee for president, and the Vermont senator has carefully tiptoed around going all in. But on Wednesday, Sanders spoke with MSNBC’s Chris Hayes and essentially confirmed an upcoming endorsement.
The two discussed Clinton’s recently released education proposal, which largely drew from Sanders’ platform. “We are now working with the Clinton campaign,” Sanders said. “We came together on higher education. … I think this is an extraordinarily powerful proposal that will mean so much to millions and millions of young people.”
Sanders explained that his involvement with the campaign continues to grow. “We’re working on some other ideas, and at the end of the day there is going to be a coming together,” Sanders said, choosing his words carefully. “We’re going to go forward together to not only defeat Trump but defeat him badly.”
Hayes tried to press Sanders further, asking, “So you’re not denying the report that there are talks about a possible endorsement?”
“That’s correct,” Sanders said.
Sanders also addressed the reports that he was booed by House Democrats for his unwillingness to directly endorse Clinton. “I think there were a few people who were booing, but most people were sympathetic,” Sanders said, unfazed. “The idea that there was massive hostility is just not true.”
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