Bernie Sanders Endorses Joe Biden For President

Washington – Bernie Sanders endorsed Joe Biden’s bid for the presidency of the United States on Monday, appearing alongside the former vice president at an event.

“I am asking all Americans, I am asking all Democrats, I am asking all independents, I am asking many Republicans to join this campaign to support this candidacy, which I support,” said Sanders . “We have to make Trump a one-term president,” he added.

“I will do everything in my power to make that possible.”

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We must come together to defeat the most dangerous president in modern history. I’m joining @JoeBiden‘s livestream with a special announcement. https://t.co/AC3zh3ChX3

– Bernie Sanders (@BernieSanders) April 13, 2020

The endorsement is a crucial development for Biden, who must close the Democratic Party’s ideological gap to unify voters against President Donald Trump in the fall. Biden and Sanders, a progressive leader, clashed throughout primary politics over issues like the “Medicare for All” universal health care plan.

The endorsement contrasts with the 2016 extended fight between Sanders and Hillary Clinton, who became the candidate that year. Sanders backed Clinton, but only after the end of a lengthy nomination fight and in the midst of a bitter fight for the Democratic platform that spread to the summer convention.

Sanders did not immediately address whether he would continue to fight for delegates to state conventions across the country or whether he would simply use his new alliance with Biden to influence the candidate and the list of policies he will present to voters.

Appearing alongside Biden on a split screen, Sanders said, “It is no big secret out there that you and I have our differences.”

But he cited the ongoing work the two groups do on various policy issues as a reason for the backing. And he said the highest priority was to defeat Trump.

“We have to make Trump a one-term president,” said Sanders. “I will do everything I can to make that happen,” he argued.



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