BREAKING NEWS: Bernie Sanders endorses Joe Biden saying ‘we need you in the White House’ as the former vice president becomes the presumptive nominee
- Bernie Sanders was Joe Biden’s ‘surprise guest’ on the former vice president’s livestreamed event Monday
- During their joint appearance, Sanders officially endorsed Biden for president telling the ex-veep ‘we need you in the White House’
- Sanders revealed that staff from both Democratic campaigns had been working together for weeks to create taskforces on important issues
Bernie Sanders made his endorsement of Joe Biden official on Monday telling the former vice president ‘we need you in the White House.’
The Biden campaign had scheduled a livestream event for 2 p.m., teasing it with a ‘special guest’ – which turned out to be Sanders, who dropped out of the presidential race on Wednedsday.
‘Today I am asking all Americans, I’m asking every Democrat, I’m asking every independent, I’m asking a lot of Republicans, to come together in this campaign to support your candidacy, which I endorse,’ Sanders said to Biden on the split-screen, as both men were broadcasting from their homes.
Bernie Sanders (left) officially endorsed Joe Biden (right) on Monday
‘To make certain that we defeat somebody who I believe, and I’m speaking just for myself now, is the most dangerous president in the modern history of this country,’ Sanders went on.
Sanders called President Trump his usual assortment of insults: racist, homophobic, xenophobic.
And said the Democrats needed to ensure that Trump became a one-term president.
‘I will do all that I can to see that that happens Joe,’ the Vermont senator said.
‘And I know that there is an enormous responsibility on your shoulders right now, and it’s imperative that all of us work together to do what has to be done,’ he continued.
‘Not only in this moment, but beyond this moment, in the future of this country,’ Sanders added.
Sanders revealed that members of his campaign had been working with members of Biden’s campaign team for weeks and were putting together a number of taskforces on issues like climate change.
‘I’m very pleased that your staff and my staff have been working together,’ Sanders said.
He suggested that would be one way to pull the party together, since there remained a progressive-versus-moderage Democratic split.
‘So it’s no great secret out there Joe, that you and I have our differences – we’re not going to paper them over, that’s real,’ Sanders also said.
Biden looked surprised when Sanders made his endorsement.
‘It’s a big deal,’ Biden said. ‘I think that your endorsement means a great deal, it means a great deal to me.’
Biden said he thought people would be ‘surprised’ at how close he and Sanders are on some issues.
‘And if I am the nominee, which it looks like now that you made me,’ Biden remarked. ‘I’m going to need you.’