“I am endorsing Hillary Clinton, she has won the Democratic nomination and I congratulate her for that.”
With those words from Bernie Sanders, the Democratic Party has begun the traditional healing process following a brutal primary campaign season.
“I intend to do everything I can to make certain she will be the next president of the United States,” said Sanders to a cheering crowd.
The independent socialist made a huge impact in the Democratic race this year pushing Clinton to embrace more progressive policies. His endorsement will provide a key player on Clinton’s team which includes President Obama, Senator Elizabeth Warren, Vice President Joe Biden, and her husband the former president Bill Clinton.
“We are joining forces to defeat Donald Trump!” declared Clinton. “I can’t help but say how much more enjoyable this election is going to be when we are on the same side. You know what? We are stronger together!”
Trump, the presumptive Republican nominee, will not enjoy the same team spirit. The last three Republican nominees, and the last two GOP presidents, will not attend the convention in Cleveland. Many of Trump’s former primary opponents, including Ohio Governor John Kasich, Senator Lindsay Graham and former Florida governor Jeb Bush, are refusing to support him.