Here’s what Bernie Sanders told Stephen Colbert about potentially endorsing Joe Biden

Marco Green
April 10, 2020

The Washington Post's #NeverTrump, self-proclaimed conservative columnist Jennifer Rubin took her constant attacks against President Donald Trump to a whole new level on Thursday, saying that if Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden "is serious about winning he needs to accuse Trump of willingness to kill people".

Sanders told Colbert, "It's not a great secret that Joe Biden's politics are different than mine. We are a grassroots, multi-racial, multi-generational movement which has always believed that real change never comes from the top on down but always from the bottom on up", Sanders said in a virtual address to supporters.

Senator Sanders described his decision as "difficult and painful".

"I hope to be able to work with Joe to be able to move him in a more progressive direction", Sanders said.

Gray was replying to a segment of Tucker Carlson's Fox News show that questioned Biden's mental acumen and fitness for office - a common argument used by both Republicans, including Donald Trump, as well as a sizeable chunk of Democrats.

With Senator Sanders stepping down, it clears the way for former Vice-President Joe Biden to become the Democratic party's nominee. Sanders cited Biden's delegate lead and the pressing national fight against the coronavirus epidemic.

That matchup for the foreseeable future will revolve around Mr Trump's handling of the public health crisis that has upended all aspects of American life and rocked the country's economy.

In a separate statement, he praised Mr Sanders and promised his ideas would be incorporated into Mr Biden's White House run.

"As you all know, we have never been just a campaign".

However, asked by Colbert if he was giving a "full-throated endorsement" to Biden's candidacy, Sanders hedged. You are more than welcome.

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