Bernie Sanders has given his full endorsement to Hillary Clinton. CNN has the news.
“Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders formally declared an end to their political rivalry Tuesday, joining forces to take on a shared enemy: Donald Trump.”
“I have come here to make it as clear as possible why I am endorsing Hillary Clinton and why she must become our next president. Secretary Clinton has won the Democratic nomination and I congratulate her for that,” Sanders told an enthusiastic audience, according to CNN.
Sanders, a self-described socialist, claims he will do everything he can to make sure she is the next president.
Needless to say, Fox News is not happy and have been railing against the partnership all morning. Douglas E. Schoen and Jessica Tarlov explain why they think there is still trouble ahead despite Sanders’ endorsement of Hillary.
“But while Sanders’ endorsement is surely a net positive for Clinton, it doesn’t come without complications. There are still Sanders supporters who are not keen to jump to Clinton, no matter what Sanders says or what organizations like the Communications Workers of America who backed Sanders in December and are now backing Clinton.”
The Fox News article adds that recent polling date shows that almost half of Sanders supporters say they won’t support Hillary Clinton. There is also data that shows almost 20 percent of Sanders supporters crossing over for Trump. Commenters after the article had rather brutal things to say about both Clinton and Sanders.
“Any person that votes for Hillary is insane. Get help now,” says Ephod.
“Would Hillary sell her soul to get Bernie’s endorsement? Not possible since she has no soul. What did she sell
instead?” asks Foxviewr.
Fox News, which caters to a more right-wing audience, incited their audience by writing in their website headline that Hillary Clinton will pick up Bernie’s socialist agenda. The headlining article mentions that in exchange for the support, Sanders expects Clinton to lay out a socialist inspired vision he expects Clinton to heavily support. This doesn’t seem to be bothering a lot of people on Twitter.
Clinton-Sanders endorsement happening! Let's go celebrate! Finally some good news #happy— Marisol Hernandez (@marisolhc) July 12, 2016
There are still some Sanders supporters who are livid that their candidate is actually endorsing Clinton. And it’s true that a lot of people still don’t trust Clinton. According to ABC News, a majority of Americans have disapproved of the decision not to charge Mrs. Clinton with a crime for the way she handled her email server.
“A majority of Americans disapprove of the FBI’s recommendation not to charge Hillary Clinton with a crime over her handling of email while secretary of state, and a similar number in a new ABC News/Washington Post poll say the issue leaves them worried about how she would handle her responsibilities as president if elected.”
The article adds that most people say the email controversy won’t affect their vote in the upcoming presidential election, but 28 percent say the situation makes them less likely to support her. The reactions to Hillary’s email situation also depend on what political party people identify with.
Right-wing outlets such as Fox News aren’t the only ones who are critical of Clinton. Maureen Dowd of the New York Times wrote a scathing essay on Clinton this past weekend that noted how Clinton (and her husband) drag down everybody around them, but somehow manage to persevere. She referred to Hillary’s actions as “contamination” and repeated the highly-believed belief that if anybody else had been in Hillary’s shoes, they would be in jail.
Things certainly look good for Clinton right now, but that can all change overnight. Do you think Hillary Clinton will end up being elected as president? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section.
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