Bernie Sanders: ‘Yes,’ I Will Vote for Hillary Clinton in the Election

He's (finally) with her! Senator Bernie Sanders is voting for Hillary Clinton on election day in November.

Asked by MSNBC if he will side with Clinton, 68, or GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump, the Democratic presidential candidate answered "yes" in no uncertain terms.

"I think the issue right here is I’m going to do everything I can to defeat Donald Trump. I think Trump in so many ways will be a disaster for this country if he were to be elected president. We do not need a president whose cornerstone of his campaign is bigotry," he said on Friday, June 24.

Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton are seen before the Univision News and Washington Post Democratic Presidential Primary Debate on the Miami Dade College Kendall Campus on March 9, 2016, in Miami.
Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton are seen before the Univision News and Washington Post Democratic Presidential Primary Debate on the Miami Dade College Kendall Campus on March 9, 2016, in Miami. Alexander Tamargo/Getty Images

"I’m pretty good at arithmetic, and what I know is that Hillary Clinton has more pledged delegates than I do and she has a lot more superdelegates than I do," he continued. "But what I also know is we’re bringing 1,900 delegates into the convention, that we have received 13 million votes."

Earlier this month, Clinton, 68, made history when she became the first woman to earn enough delegates to clinch the presidential nomination for a major party. She gave her victory speech at the Brooklyn Navy Yard.

"Tonight’s victory is not about one person. It belongs to generations of women and men who struggled and sacrificed and made this moment possible," she said on June 7. "We’re all standing under a glass ceiling right now, but don’t worry — we’re not smashing this one. Thanks to you, we’ve reached a milestone."

During the historic moment, Clinton took the opportunity to reach out to Sanders' supporters. Sanders didn't concede right away, but he did promise to work with Clinton and the Democratic party.

"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 percent," Sanders told reporters on June 9, after meeting with President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden at the White House. (POTUS has endorsed Clinton in the election.) "[Obama and Biden] said in the beginning that they would not put their thumb on the scales and they kept their word, and I appreciate that very, very much."

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