Presumptive Democratic nominee for U.S. president Hillary Clinton has been given a major boost after Bernie Sanders threw his support behind her.
"Secretary Clinton has won the Democratic nominating process, and I congratulate her for that", says Sanders.
"I have come here to make it as clear as possible as to why I am endorsing Hillary Clinton", the Vermont Senator said.
Secretary Clinton is now the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee and is expected to be officially named to represent the party in the upcoming general election at the Democratic National Convention, which is set to kick off on July 25 in Philadelphia.
But now Sanders has given Clinton his support, just days before the Republican National Convention in Cleveland and a couple weeks before the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. Several Sanders supporters left the room as Clinton began speaking, while another turned her back for the entire speech. Bernie Sanders teaming up with Clinton at a campaign event, where he formally endorsed Clinton's bid for the White House.
Listing his reasons for supporting her, he told the rally: "Hillary Clinton understands that we must fix an economy in America that is rigged and that sends nearly all new wealth and income to the top one percent". Instead, it was a re-articulation of the core tenets of his campaign, titled "The Political Revolution Continues". "That's what most of her supporters like about her". She has also warned a Trump presidency would push the country in the wrong direction. The president of Drake Democrats was a precinct captain for the liberal Senator.
"Advocates for poor people and progressive causes say they still plan to make a stink - literally - during Hillary Clinton's big night accepting the Democratic presidential nomination this month".
Clinton's appearance alongside Sanders could do a lot to assuage his supporters who may remain on the fence about supporting her candidacy, especially among young voters.