Bernie Sanders said during an interview with C-SPAN on Wednesday that he doesn’t think he’ll be the Democratic nominee for president.
“It doesn’t appear that I’m going to be the nominee, so I’m not going to be determining the scope of the convention,” Sanders said, according to the Washington Post.
Steve Scully, the C-SPAN host who interviewed Sanders, asked if Sanders would be speaking at the Democratic National Convention.
“I’ve given a few speeches in my life,” Sanders said. “It would be nice to speak at the Democratic National Convention. If for whatever reason they don’t want me to speak, then whatever. But I do think I’ll speak at the convention.”
Bernie Sanders has repeatedly said he’d stay in the race all the way to the Democratic National Convention, and it appears he will at this point, but he may be losing hope for becoming the Democratic presidential nominee.
As for the vice presidency, Sanders said he was not part of the selection process, but he said Hillary Clinton should pick “the most progressive candidate that she can find.” He said she should not pick someone who will be influenced by Wall Street. Sanders appears to be focusing on how he and his supporters can change the Democratic platform at the convention.
“We are negotiating almost every day with the Clinton people and we want Secretary Clinton to stake out the strongest positions she can on campaign finance reform, on health care, on education — especially higher education — on the economy, on the minimum wage,” Bernie Sanders said. “She has clearly had to fight her way through a lot of sexism and unfair attacks over the years — which are based on sexism. But we have disagreements. She is clearly an establishment Democrat.”
Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders met on June 14 to discuss the future of the Democratic presidential race and more, according to the Hill.
Bernie Sanders has been saying he will do everything in his power to stop Donald Trump from becoming president, and Donald Trump has been seeking support from Bernie Sanders fans who don’t like Hillary Clinton.
“The insiders wrote the rules of the game to keep themselves in power and in money,” Donald Trump said during a speech on Wednesday morning, according to Mediaite. “That’s why we’re asking Bernie Sanders voters to join our movement so together we can fix the system for all Americans. This includes fixing all of our many disastrous trade deals, and they are disastrous and destroying our country. Because it’s not just the political system that’s rigged, it’s the whole economy.”
Donald Trump also referenced Bernie Sanders by agreeing with something he had said in the past. Trump said Hillary Clinton does not have the “judgment” necessary to be president.
Bernie Sanders supporters are expected to demonstrate at the Democratic National Convention, as they are upset that this election has involved so much outside money.
“If the Democratic Party wants to put on a $50 million infomercial saying, ‘Hey vote for us,’ without committing to make this the last corrupt, billionaire-nominated voter suppression-marred election, then we’re going to crash the party,” Kai Newkirk, director of the activist group Democracy Spring, told CNN.
Former Ohio state Sen. Nina Turner said she believes hundreds of thousands of Bernie Sanders supporters may appear at the Democratic National Convention.
There are several other activist groups that are planning to appear at the Democratic National Convention to support Bernie Sanders, and they are very passionate about his policies and his personality. They hope the convention will at least be a place for pushing Sanders’ ideas forward.
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