After a Thursday meeting with President Obama in the White House, Bernie Sanders vowed to fight on until the Democratic National Convention in July but also said that he will work with presumptive nominee Hillary Clinton to defeat Donald Trump. “I congratulated her on her very strong campaign,” the Vermont senator said of the conversation he had with Clinton on Tuesday after she clinched the nomination. “I look forward to meeting with her in the near future to see how we can work together to defeat Donald Trump and create a government which represents all of us and not just the 1 percent.”
Sanders also emphasized he would like to prioritize creating statehood for Washington, D.C. and thanked Obama for not getting involved in the primary process too early.
“Let me begin by thanking President Obama and thanking Vice President Biden for the degree of impartiality they established during the course of this,” Sanders said outside the White House. “What they said at the beginning—they’ll not put their thumbs on the scale—and they kept their words. I appreciate that very, very much.”