“I don’t want to see Donald Trump in office as a Bernie Sanders supporter. I don’t want that. And the reason I’m here is because I think that Hillary Clinton will lose to Donald Trump.”

This is the basis of the passionate argument made by Travis Traber, a young California delegate who plans to vote for Bernie Sanders at the Democratic National Convention. Truthdig contributor Sonali Kolhatkar attended the California delegates’ meeting on Day 2 of the convention and spoke with Traber about what it’s like to be a millennial delegate inspired by Sanders.

“This generation of millennials that want to become active and involved in politics — you’re shoving those people out of your party,” Traber says of the Democratic Party, “and you’re going to ruin this party for a generation of people … and I plan to stay in this party, believe it or not, because Bernie Sanders brought me into this screwed-up system. I plan to stay here and fix it.”

Watch the entire interview above for more eloquent insight from a young Bernie Sanders delegate. If you missed Day 1 of the Democratic convention, check out our live blog coverage here. Kolhatkar also provided in-depth video coverage of Day 1, which can be found here.

—Posted by Emma Niles


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