After Meeting with Obama, Bernie Sanders Still Won’t Endorse Hillary

Sanders, Obama Pablo Martinez MonsivaisAP
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After meeting with President Barack Obama at the White House today, Sen. Bernie Sanders did not endorse Hillary Clinton but instead vowed to compete in the Washington D.C. primary on Tuesday.

Sanders spoke with reporters after the meeting with Obama which lasted over an hour. He revealed that he spoke with Clinton after she claimed the nomination on Tuesday to congratulate her for her “very strong campaign” and previewed an upcoming meeting with the former Secretary of State.

“I look forward to meeting with her 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 one percent,” he said.

But Sanders appeared confident that Americans would not elect Trump president, because of his controversial behavior.

“In my view, the American people will not vote for or tolerate a candidate who insults Mexicans and Latinos, who insults Muslims, who insults African-Americans and women,” he said vowing to “do everything in his power” to make sure Trump did not become the next president.

Sanders is currently traveling to Capitol Hill for a meeting with Sen. Harry Reid.