Bernie Sanders' 'Late Night' Message to Voters: 'Get Beyond Personality' (Video)
Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders does not want to see a rift in the Democratic Party. After all, one of his main themes was bringing people together, which is echoed by Hillary Clinton's slogan, "Stronger Together."
Sanders would prefer that voters focus on the issues at hand. But there are major distractors perpetuated by the media.
"What media does is focus on personality: Trump's personality, Clinton's personality, my personality... We gotta get beyond personality," the former presidential candidate told Seth Meyers on "Late Night."
"You don't like Clinton? Fine," Sanders said, as if speaking to those supporters veering off to a third party. "Take a hard look at the issues that impact your life."
Sanders then rattled off some of Clinton's key positions:
"What Hillary Clinton is saying is that she's going to make public colleges and universities tuition-free, for all families making $125,000 or less, and deal significantly with student debt. You know what? That is a very big deal in this country. She's going to double the number of community health centers in America so that working-class people and low-income people can have access to health care. That's a big deal. She is going to address climate change. She is going to raise taxes on the rich."
Sanders is increasingly motivated to campaign for Clinton due to the looming possibility of a Trump presidency.
"What I would ask those people who voted for me, even if you have concerns about Clinton, you don't like this aspect, I understand that," Sanders said. "But look at the hard issues that impact your lives, and your neighbors' lives, and then think whether or not you want Donald Trump to become president."