Sanders Meets with Obama, Announces He'll Do Everything In His Power to Prevent a Trump Presidency
As Hillary Clinton made history this week as the first woman nominated to a major political party in America, Obama congratulated Clinton and agreed to meet with both remaining Democratic presidential candidates. Bernie Sanders has been fighting an uphill battle against the Democratic establishment and a household name since announcing his candidacy for president in April 2015. Since then, Sanders has won primaries and caucuses in 20 states—and received over 7.5 million campaign donations, for a total of over $200 million. Sanders has vowed to remain in the presidential race through the Democratic Convention in July, despite Clinton clinching the nomination.
The actual meeting between Obama and Sanders was closed to press, but Sanders did make a brief announcement afterwards outside the White House. Sanders thanked President Obama and Vice President Biden for their impartiality toward the democratic candidates throughout the primaries and agreed to move forward, provided the democratic party consider the major components of his unprecidentedly successful campaign.
"We have brought working people and young people into the political process we will continue doing every thing that we can to avoid a drift toward oligarchic society," Sanders said.
Sanders stressed the need to improve the lives of the most vulneable Americans living in poverty—from children to senior citizens to Native Americans. He also spoke on the massive debt face by nearly all of us in "the wealthiest nation in the history of the of the world."
"Millions of workers are prepared to rebuild this crumbling infrastructure [and] these are the issues that we will take to the Democratic national convention in July."
Sanders is also prepared to fight for Democratic party unity—despite his lifelong status as an Independent.
"Donald Trump would be a disaster as President of the United States. Needless to say I am going to do everything in my power to make sure Donald Trump does not become President of the United States."