‘Far and away the best’: Sanders finally endorses Clinton

With hugs and handshakes, Bernie Sanders endorsed Hillary Clinton for president on Tuesday and emphatically told his supporters their “political revolution” must now turn to electing his former rival. Sanders bestowed his long-awaited support before a boisterous New Hampshire crowd, declaring he wanted to make it “as clear as possible as to why I am endorsing Hillary Clinton.” He congratulated her for securing enough delegates to win the Democratic nomination and vowed to do everything he could to help her defeat Republican candidate Donald Trump.

This campaign is not really about Hillary Clinton, or Donald Trump or Bernie Sanders, or any other candidate who sought the presidency. This campaign is about the needs of the American people and addressing the very serious crises that we face. And there is no doubt in my mind that, as we head into November, Hillary Clinton is far and away the best candidate to do that.


As Sanders delivered the endorsement just two weeks shy of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, Clinton said the final four months of the campaign would be “much more enjoyable” working alongside Sanders and echoed her campaign slogan, “We are stronger together.” During much of her remarks, the former secretary of state embraced many of Sanders’ causes, vowing to oppose trade deals like the Trans-Pacific Partnership, fight to raise the federal minimum wage and overhaul the campaign finance system. “These aren’t just my fights. These are Bernie’s fights. These are America’s fights,” Clinton said. Trump, who has courted Sanders’ backers late in the primary season, wasted little time going after Sanders, accusing him of capitulating to Clinton.

Bernie Sanders, who has lost most of his leverage, has totally sold out to Crooked Hillary Clinton. … Sanders was not true to himself and his supporters.

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