In a live-streamed address on Thursday, Bernie Sanders stopped short of endorsing presumptive nominee Hillary Clinton, but said he would work together with her in the general election to fight against Donald Trump. Here’s what that really means.
“What I need to see (is) a commitment that there will be progressive taxation,” Sanders said, referring to his push for corporations and billionaires to pay higher tax rates. He also said he wanted to see Clinton embrace his views on healthcare and free education at public universities.
While U.S. President Barack Obama has made remarks indicating a preference for Hillary Clinton, his former secretary of state, he has so far avoided a clear endorsement and has focused his remarks about the campaign on blasting Donald Trump. A senior White House official would not comment on timing of any endorsement but said Obama is eager to campaign where he might be useful. The expected Obama endorsement, reported by The New York Times and CNN, would come as a welcome boost to Clinton and to Democrats concerned that the party needs to turn its attention fully to campaigning against Republican nominee Donald Trump.
While the national media has turned its attention to the upcoming primary in Wisconsin, voters in Arizona are fighting against the state’s weak response to complaints of long lines and a shortage of polling locations during its recent primary, last Tuesday.
Hillary Clinton has had a tightly-fought race in February against Bernie Sanders, but she could soon be in for a raft of victories on March 1.