Bernie Sanders threw his support behind the party’s presumptive presidential nominee, Hillary Clinton, on Friday morning. The left-winger, who has hitherto refused to give up his fight for the Democratic nomination, has said he would vote for her in November’s election. Asked on MSNBC’s Morning Joe whether he would support her, Mr Sanders replied, “Yes.” After Mrs Clinton clinched the party nomination earlier this month, Mr Sanders said he would work with her to defeat Republican hopeful Donald Trump.
The issue right here is, I’m going to do everything I can to defeat Donald Trump.
The Vermont senator said he understood that Mrs Clinton has more pledged delegates than he did, joking that he was “pretty good at arithmetic”. He told the programme that his job now was to “fight for the strongest possible platform”, including a higher minimum wage. He also took aim Mr Trump, saying: “We do not need a president whose cornerstone of his campaign is bigotry, is insulting Mexicans and Latinos and Muslims and women.”