Bernie Sanders was booed by his supporters for attempting to restore unity to the Democratic Party as he encouraged his supports to back Hillary Clinton and Tim Kaine in the U.S. presidential elections.
Speaking at Philadelphia, Bernie attacked Trump, citing the importance of stopping him from becoming the next president.
“We have got to defeat Donald Trump,” said Bernie Sander to a chorus of cheers.
“We have got to elect Hillary Clinton and Tim Kaine,” he said, after which the crowd turned and erupted in boos.
Bernie Sanders then continued to attack Donald Trump for his comments during the election campaign.
“Brothers and sisters,” Sanders continued. “This is the real world that we live in. Trump is a bully and a demagogue. Trump has made bigotry and hatred the cornerstone of his campaign. Throughout this campaign he has insulted Mexicans and Latinos. He has insulted Muslims. He has insulted women and African Americans.”
The crowd then chanted “We want Bernie!”
Bernie thanked his supporters, who are livid about the DNC leaked emails from Wikileaks, which proved that the DNC became frustrated with Bernie’s rising popularity and considered ideas to undermine his race to the Democratic nomination.
The DNC is supposed to be unbiased during the process, and many Bernie fans believe he unfairly lost to Hillary Clinton.
ABC News reports on some of the more damaging emails leaked from the DNC. In one email, they plot to highlight Bernie Sanders’ religious affiliation to lose him support from Southern Baptist voters.
“It may make no difference but for KY and WA can we get someone to ask his belief,” Brad Marshall, CFO of the DNC, wrote in an email on May 5, 2016. “He had skated on having a Jewish heritage. I read he is an atheist. This could make several points difference with my peeps. My Southern Baptist peeps would draw a big difference between a Jew and an atheist.”
The DNC emails show that Debbie Wasserman Schultz attacked Bernie Sander’s campaign manager with a profanity-laced email.
They also talked about highlighting the fact that he ran as an independent for Senate to suggest that Berne was not truly a Democrat.
In responding to an email, which contains an article with Bernie expressing how the DNC is undermining his campaign, Schultz stated, “Spoken like someone who has never been a member of the Democratic Party and has no understanding of what we do.”
Although there is no evidence implicating Hillary Clinton, Sanders supporters have become more frustrated with the presumptive Democratic nominee, and there is fear that the Democratic Party will become divided.
Bernie Sanders recently spoke about his desire for Hillary Clinton to go with a progressive running mate. However, she ended up choosing Tim Kaine, who is a more moderate Democrat and is considered a safe option.
Whether Bernie Sanders’ speech at the DNC will help unite the Democratic Party is yet to be determined.
The DNC also discussed building a narrative to hurt Bernie Sanders’ campaign in an exchange of emails. However, Luis Miranda decided not to engage in the plot to hurt Bernie’s campaign due to the advisement of the Democratic chair.
“Wondering if there’s a good Bernie narrative for a story which is that Bernie never ever had his act together, that his campaign was a mess,” DNC National Secretary Mark Paustenbach wrote in an email to National Communications Director Luis Miranda on May 21.
Donald Trump has taken full advantage of the DNC email scandal by courting Bernie Sanders fans. The Republican nominee attacked the Democratic Party for its unfair treatment of Bernie Sanders and invited his supporters to join him in defeating Hillary.
It is unclear how many of Bernie supporters will defect since the Vermont senator is still backing Hillary Clinton. It is worth noting the Bernie supporters cheered when he attacked Donald Trump, which suggests that they share his anti-Trump sentiment.
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