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Bernie Sanders Says Relationship With Biden Better Than He Had With Clinton

Bernie Sanders has an awful lot of fans in the Democratic party. The Vermont senator has finished in second place in the last two Democratic primaries.

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Unlike in 2016, though, he moved to endorse Joe Biden soon after the former Vice President secured the nomination. According to Sanders, that decision was due, in part, to his strong relationship with Biden.

Sanders said to Biden in Mid-April, “We’ve got to make Trump a one-term president, and we need you in the White House…I will do all that I can to see that that happens. It’s imperative that all of us work together to do what has to be done.”

The Vermont senator recently told the New Yorker, “I think the difference now is that, between you and me, I have a better relationship with Joe Biden than I had with Hillary Clinton. And that Biden has been much more receptive to sitting down and talking with me and other progressives than we have seen in the past.”

Sanders also said that he’s had productive decisions with the Democratic candidate. “Joe has been open to having his people sit down with some of the most progressive folks in America, and that’s a good sign.”

The Vermont lawmaker also wanted top dispel the idea that he didn’t do enough to help Clinton in 2016. “There is a myth out there that all a candidate has to say, whether it’s Bernie Sanders or anybody else, to millions of people who voted for him or her, is, ‘I want you to do this,’ and every single person is going to fall in line. That’s just not the way it works in a democracy. In fact, that’s not the way it should work.”



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