Bernie Sanders closed out the first night of the DNC with an outstanding speech of praise for former opponent Hillary Clinton. Bernie told the convention and his disappointed followers that he fully believes that Hillary MUST be president!
After formally endorsing Hillary Clinton, 68, Senator Bernie Sanders, 74, doubled down in a thunderous speech on the first night of the Democratic National Convention, July 25. Bernie made it clear that he is doing all he can to make sure that Hillary gets into the White House, because the Democratic party needs to defeat Donald Trump, 70.
“Hillary Clinton will make a great president, and I am proud to stand with her tonight,” Bernie told the screaming crowd. “Hillary Clinton must become the next president of the United States.”
“It is no secret that Hillary Clinton and I have disagreed on a number of issues. That is what this election was about. That is what democracy is about,” Bernie assured his supporters. “What we need is a Democratic president in Hillary Clinton, and a Democratic Senate. I am going to do all that I can to make that happen. I have known Hillary Clinton for 25 years. I remember her, as you do, as a great first lady. I served with her in Senate and know her as a fierce advocate for the rights of women and children.”
While it was speculated that Bernie could break from his prepared remarks to address the DNC WikiLeaks scandal and disgraced DNC chair Debbie Wasserman Shultz, he stayed mum on the topic. Instead, Bernie spent a large part of his speaking time thanking his supporters, and pledging that he would still be there to fight for them while he was in senate.
“No one is more disappointed than I am (to lose the nomination). To all my supporters here and across the country, I hope you take enormous pride in the historic accomplishments we have achieved,” Bernie said. “Together my friends, we have begun a political revolution to transform America, and that revolution continues.
“Election days come and go, but the struggle of the people to create a government which represents all of us and not just the one percent,” he said. “A government based on racial, social, economic justice, that struggle continues. And I look forward to being part of that struggle with you.”
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