Although Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders vowed to do whatever he could to help defeat Donald Trump in the November election, going as far as saying he looked forward to meeting with Hillary Clinton, the Democratic candidate, he stopped shy of endorsing his rival.
Clinton was named the presumptive Democratic presidential candidate on Monday night ahead of primary wins on Tuesday in New Jersey, New Mexico, South Dakota and California.
Talking with reporters after a hour-long meeting with President Barack Obama at the White House, Sanders said:
“… [I will] work as hard as I can to make sure that Donald Trump does not become president of the Untied States… I look forward to meeting with (Clinton) in the near future to see how we can work together to defeat Donald Trump and to create a government which represents all of us and not just the 1 percent.”
Sanders said he’ll continue business as usual and campaign in next week’s Washington DC primary, ,pushing a message of statehood for the district.
Sanders also is meeting with Vice President Joe Biden and Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid today.
Watch Sanders here on CNN.
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