Watch: After Bernie Wins Indiana, CNN Immediately Badgers Him to Quit
Bernie Sanders won the Indiana primary by a slim margin last night, just 52 percent of the vote, yet immediately after announcing his victory, CNN was already hounding the Democratic candidate to drop out of the race.
“Tonight we have a new political reality ... where we have a presumptive Republican nominee [Trump], and the general election for him is very much beginning. ... So, staying in this race, aren’t you effectively making it harder for the Democrats to beat the man who you say would be so bad?” CNN’s Dana Bash asked Bernie Sanders.
“Well, you’ve already conceded the race for me,” Sanders scoffed. “I don't accept that concession. I don’t quite agree with you. ... And what I have said time and time again is that what our campaign has succeeded in doing in a way the Clinton campaign has not done. We win in almost every ... state caucus or primary, people 45 years of age or younger. ... The ideas that we are fighting for are the future of America, they are the future of the Democratic Party. And by the way, what we have done, is excite an entire generation of people—working people and young people—who are now getting involved in the political process."