Bernie Sanders has officially endorsed Hillary Clinton on Tuesday, solidifying the former secretary of state’s hold on the Democratic party.
“I have come here to make it as clear as possible as to why I am endorsing Hillary Clinton,” Sanders said while standing next to Clinton at an event in Portsmouth, New Hampshire.
“This campaign is not really about Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump or Bernie Sanders. This campaign is about the needs of the American people and addressing the very serious crises that we face. And there is no doubt in my mind that as we head into November, Hillary Clinton is far and away the best candidate to do that,” said Sanders.
Sanders has not officially suspended his campaign, but it is only a matter of time.
His campaign was more success than people thought, he garnered 1,900 delegates during the primaries — “far more than almost anyone thought we could win,” Sanders said.
“Secretary Clinton has won the democratic nominating process. And I congratulate her for that,” Sanders said.”She will be the Democratic nominee for president, and I intend to do everything I can to make certain she will be the next president of the United States.”
The democratic pair are in negotiations on what his role will be and how much he will campaign for Clinton, but Sanders has said, “I’m going to do everything I can to defeat Donald Trump.”