Sen. Bernie Sanders was subjected to a chorus of boos after he told fans that they needed to prevent Donald Trump from becoming president and support Hillary Clinton.
Speaking to supporters in Philadelphia Monday afternoon, the Vermont senator said, “We have got to defeat Donald Trump,” to cheers, “and we have got to elect Hillary Clinton and Tim Kaine” to a detonation of jeers.
“Brother and sisters, brothers and sisters,” he said, trying to rein in the crowd. “This is — 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.”
Through it all, the crowd booed, chanted “We want Bernie!” and raised their fists. One supporter held up a sign — “Not Hillary. Not Trump.” — in full view of the camera.
“Trump is a danger for the future of our country and must be defeated,” Sanders said. “And I intend to do everything I can to see that he is defeated.”
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Sam Reisman (@thericeman) is a staff editor at Mediaite.
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