Sanders pledges to work with Clinton to defeat Trump … but he wants more

Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders says he is ready to work with rival Hillary Clinton to stop Donald Trump in his run for the White House. The left-winger said the major task ahead was to make certain the presumptive Republican nominee lost in November, adding that he planned to begin his role in that process “in a very short period of time”. However, Mr Sanders, speaking in a livestream address to political supporters, also said he wanted to transform the Democratic Party and “create the America that we know we can become”.

But defeating Donald Trump cannot be our only goal. We must continue our grassroots efforts to create the America that we know we can become.

Bernie Sanders

The speech — it could be Sanders’ final address before the summer convention — was viewed by more than 200,000 people, according to the campaign. It sought to shape his legacy as a one-time fringe candidate who generated a massive following and briefly threatened to snatch the nomination. Although Mrs Clinton has secured enough pledged delegates and superdelegates to become the presumptive nominee, Mr Sanders did not concede the race or refer to her as the likely nominee. Instead, he offered a lengthy list of policy proposals he hoped to see approved by the party.

We have begun the long and arduous process of transforming America, a fight that will continue tomorrow, next week, next year and into the future

Bernie Sanders