Bernie Sanders, who still hasn’t officially ended his bid for the Democratic presidential nomination, will vote for Hillary Clinton in the November election, he said in an MSNBC interview on Friday. It may seem unbelievable, but the word “yes” came from his mouth when he was asked whether he’d vote for Clinton in the presidential election.
Why? In a word: Trump. The brash billionaire has had trouble uniting his own party since becoming the presumptive GOP nominee, but he’s apparently helping unite Democrats. Sanders explained, “I think Trump, in so many ways, will be a disaster for this country, if he were to be elected president. We do not need a president whose cornerstone of his campaign is bigotry, is insulting Mexicans and Latinos and Muslims and women,” Sanders said during the interview. “What my job right now is to fight for the strongest possible platform in the Democratic convention and, as we speak in St. Louis, that’s going on right now.”
While his remarks don’t qualify as an official endorsement, this is a moment that has seemed like it might may never come — at least not prior to the Democratic convention in Philadelphia last month. Sanders has repeatedly vowed to take his White House bid all the way to the convention, despite decisive defeats in the race’s final primaries held in California and Washington, D.C. Still can’t believe it? Watch for yourself below.
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