Bernie Sanders met with Barack Obama Thursday morning, days after the announced he would continue his presidential campaign.
He also later met with Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid later in the day. At a rally Tuesday night, Sanders did not mention Hillary Clinton had reached the necessary amount of delegates to secure her party’s nomination. He declared he would remain for the District of Columbia’s primary and for the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia.
The meeting between the two men was their second White House sitdown of the primary season and the fourth time they have spoken I the last month. White House officials expressed hope that Obama could influence Sanders towards unifying the Democratic Party. Both Obama and Clinton have commended Sanders for shedding light on issues such as income inequality and affordable education.n
After meeting with Obama in the White House for over an hour, Sanders stated that a Trump presidency would not bode well for the United States.
“It is unbelievable to me…that the Republican party would have a candidate for president who in the year 2016 makes bigotry and discrimination the cornerstone of his campaign…I look forward to meeting with (Clinton) in the near future to see how we can work together to defeat Donald Trump and to create a government which represents all of us and not just the 1%.”