Clinton and Sanders take on Trump
For weeks, Hillary Clinton’s and Bernie Sanders’ camps have been working toward a cooperative relationship. That relationship came together in the form of Sanders’ endorsement for Clinton on Tuesday morning at a rally in Portsmouth, New Hampshire.
“I have come here today not to talk about the past, but to focus on the future,” Sanders said at the rally. “I have come here to make it as clear as possible why I am endorsing Hillary Clinton and why she must become our next president.”
According to CNN, Clinton’s aides feel confident that Sanders, who is very popular with young voters, will be a huge help to Clinton’s chances at becoming the next president.
After the past year of campaigning as rivals, Sanders and Clinton have now joined forces in the fight against Donald Trump.
“In these stressful times for our country, this election must be about bringing our people together,” Sanders said. “While Donald Trump is busy insulting Mexicans, Muslims, women, African Americans and veterans, Hillary Clinton understands that our diversity is one of our greatest strengths.”
Upon hearing the news, Trump tweeted, “I am somewhat surprised that Bernie Sanders was not true to himself and his supporters. They are not happy that he is selling out!”
The rally was filled with both Clinton and Sanders’ supporters, many of whom said that regardless of the endorsement, they won’t support Clinton under any circumstances.
“I’m Bernie or bust,” Marie Clark, a Sanders supporter from Laconia, New Hampshire, told CNN. “I think people need to vote for something rather than against something.”