24 June 2016
Sen. Bernie Sanders, Hillary Clinton’s fellow Democratic Party’s aspirant has said in an interview with MSNBC that he will be voting for Hilary Rodham Clinton as President of the USA in the national elections, come November.
Sanders’ words came as a shock to many who have followed the keen contest between Sanders and Clinton with Sanders refusing to concede defeat despite the fact that Clinton has already been deemed the presumptive Democratic nominee.
Just early this month, Sanders told supporters in California: “We will continue to fight for every vote and every delegate we can get… fight hard to win.”
However, in his interview on Friday, Sanders said the threat of Donald Trump as president is too urgent to ignore.
“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. 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.”
Sanders is yet to end his bid for the Democratic nomination, and this cannot be taken as a direct endorsement of Clinton.