The 2016 run for the presidential nomination has seen Bernie Sanders scale the heights of glory and negotiate the downs of a loss after finding out that the powers that be at the Democratic Party never wanted him in the first place. But that did not make him undermine the very ethos of American democracy, unlike Trump.
After casting their ballots together, Bernie tweeted on behalf of both himself and his wife “I hope today we defeat Donald Trump and we defeat him badly,” He further accused Trump of putting into doubt the “very fabric of our democracy.” According to Sanders “I’ve run in elections and I’ve lost them, that’s the way it is. If you win, that’s great, but you don’t try to undermine democracy and tell your backers the system is rigged because you lost the election,” reports Bustle.
Bernie Sanders continued his attacks on Trump even on Election day condemning him by saying “I think when you have a campaign like Mr. Trump’s where the cornerstone of his campaign is based on bigotry and trying to divide us up, I think it is very bad for our country,” according to reports from Business Standard.
Senator Sanders highlighted the fact that America has reasons for grave concern and that the nation needs to focus on them instead.
This comes in wake of Bernie Sanders campaigning intensely in no less than 12 states in support of his former rival for the presidential nomination. He did in fact,drag his heels a bit after his loss but still at the end conceded and vigorously campaigned on the behalf of Clinton in order to gather the support of voters who are mostly young and are particularly attracted towards the Vermont Senator’s socialist views.
The primary between Bernie Sanders and Clinton was hotly contested, a contest that may be considered civil if the slug-fest of the eventual Presidential contest is to be taken in to account.
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