Senator Bernie Sanders, I-Vermont, declared on Meet the Press that this election is a binary choice and Hillary Clinton is the far “superior choice.”
Sanders also took a jab at the media for trying to create conflict between Clinton and his 13 million supporters. Pressed by host Chuck Todd on whether his supporters would vote for Clinton, Sanders said:
“The media is trying to create a conflict that doesn’t exist. If you focus on the real issues impacting the American people, I think the choice is pretty clear, and that is that Hillary Clinton is far and away the superior candidate.” Sanders added that he believes “vast majority” of his fans will come around to the Democratic nominee in time.
Sanders ticked off a series of issues including overturning the Supreme Court’s Citizens United ruling, raising taxes on the wealthy and increasing the minimum wage. “Clinton’s positions on those issues clearly show she is the best candidate,” Sanders said.
By contrast, Sanders slammed the campaign of Republican rival Donald Trump for dividing the nation.
“That is not what our country needs,” Sanders said. “In these stressful times, we ought to bring our people together, not divide us up, which is what Trump is trying to do.”