New Hampshire, US – Former Democratic presidential candidate, Bernie Sanders, announced at a press event that he is endorsing presumptive Democratic nominee, Hillary Clinton, for president of the United States.
Mrs. Clinton, who joined Mr. Sanders during the announcement of his endorsement, thanked Senator Sanders for his support, which is vital at this point of the campaign.
“Being here with him in New Hampshire, I can’t help but reflect how much more enjoyable this election is going to be now that we’re on the same side,” she said. “Now, with your help, we are joining forces to defeat Donald Trump, win in November and together build a future we can all believe in.”
During his New Hampshire speech, Senator Sanders primarily focused on attacking the Republican party’s presidential nominee, real estate mogul and billionaire, Donald J. Trump.
Mr. Sanders characterized Mr. Trump’s economic policy as ‘reckless‘, while claiming that his foreign policy will cause division within the nation, especially amongst Latino and Muslim Americans.
The Senator from Vermont also condemned Mr. Trump’s controversial anti-Mexican and anti-Muslim comments, such as his proposal to build a wall at the Mexican border and temporarily banning Muslims from entering the United States.
“In these stressful times for our country, this election must be about bringing our people together, not dividing us up,” Mr. Sanders commented. “While Donald Trump is busy insulting Mexicans, Muslims, women, African Americans and veterans, Hillary Clinton understands that our diversity is one of our greatest strengths. Yes. We become stronger when black and white, Latino, Asian American, Native American – all of us – stand together. Yes. We become stronger when men and women, young and old, gay and straight, native born and immigrant fight to rid this country of all forms of bigotry.”
Furthermore, Senator Sanders’ decision to endorse Secretary Clinton comes as a result of a two-month negotiation period between the two candidates’ campaign managers.
More specifically, Mrs. Clinton had to include new fundamental points in her campaign, such as increasing the minimum wage, establishing tuition-free colleges and investing in universal health care, in order to secure Mr. Sanders’ endorsement.