The Democrats are now rallying around their presumptive nominee Hillary Clinton. And before Bernie Sanders exits the race he wants assurances that Clinton and the Party won’t turn their backs on his progressive agenda.
Today Bernie Sanders heads to Washington to meet with President Obama at the White House.
The party is hoping to unify against Donald Trump.
Democrats acknowledge they need the millions of Sanders supporters to win the general election after polls have shown sanders would fare better against Trump in November.
“It’s certainly a persuasive argument nobody wants to see Donald Trump in the White House,” says Sanders spokesperson Jeff Weaver.
During a taping of the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, President Obana said Sanders has invigorated the party:
“I thought that Bernie Sanders brought enormous energy and new ideas. And he pushed the party and challenged them. I thought it made Hillary a better candidate.”
Presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton is focusing her attacks on Trump, calling him a “demogogue” after his relentless attacks on judges, the media, his opponents and their families.
In an interview with CBS’ Scott Pelley, Clinton said her opponent is unprepared for the White House.
“I do not believe his views or his rhetoric will find that favorable an audience in the general electorate. Because I think that what he’s already said in both words and deeds disqualifies him from being president.”
Today the presumptive GOP nominee will meet with donors in New York. Trump has also promised to make a speech on the Clintons next week.
Sanders will also meet with Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid today, and then hold a rally tonight at RFK Stadium in Washington, DC.
(Hena Daniels, CBS News)