Hillary Clinton won the Democratic nomination for president in 2016 and Joe Biden had that honor in 2020. Runner-up was the same person each year, Bernie Sanders.
Sanders represents the progressive wing of the Democratic Party and has millions of supporters. In 2020, he worked much harder to get these supporters. The reason, he says, is that he was treated much better by Biden.
The Vermont Senator made the point recently while speaking with CNN’s Gloria Borger. The host asked after Clinton’s treatment: “You weren’t greeted?” Sanders replied that I was tolerated. My support was – of course they wanted my support. “
Sanders also spoke about his relationship with Biden and why he admires the president. He said Borger: “[Biden] sometimes does things that I think are really not a good idea. But I understand why he does it. Because he has made promises to people and he wants what he promises. “
Vermont legislature continued: “[Biden has a] very strong loyalty that i like and respect. We will have our differences, but ultimately I trust you and you will trust me. We’re not going to cross each other. There will be bad times, but we will get through this together. “
Bernie Sanders says the Biden campaign welcomed him much more than the Clinton campaign, in which he says he was only “tolerated”. pic.twitter.com/YH9XI7Eta6
– PoliticusUSA (@politicususa) June 14, 2021
Sanders is a very important and influential legislator. Biden has been very smart so far in courting the Senator and treating him with respect.
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