July 12, 2016

If there was any bitterness left between the two candidates, you'd never have known it as Bernie Sanders took the stage and spoke for almost thirty minutes in Portsmouth, New Hampshire and wholeheartedly endorsed Hillary Clinton for the president of the United States.

He opened by discussing his own highly successful campaign that has energized millions of voters, including many new young voters and then got down to the business at hand.

"I have come here to make it as clear as possible as to why I am endorsing Hillary Clinton and why she must become our next president."

"I intend to do everything I can to make certain she will be the next president of the United States."

Throughout the speech he attacked Donald Trump and his regressive and archaic views and solutions for America.

Then Sanders outlined the great strides that have been made in the Democratic party platform and said, "Our job now is to see that platform implemented by a democratically controlled Senate - a democratically controlled House - and a Hillary Clinton presidency."

Bernie made clear how they've come together on issues like college tuition, healthcare, minimum wage and income inequality.

Sanders closed by saying, " I have known Hillary Clinton for 25 years. We were a bit younger then. I remember her as a great first lady who broke precedent in terms of the role that a first lady was supposed to play as she helped lead the fight for universal health care. I served with her in the United States Senate and know her as a fierce advocate for the rights of children.

Hillary Clinton will make an outstanding president and I am proud to stand with her today."

Here's the entire transcript of Bernie Sanders' speech.

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