Watch Video | Listen to the AudioGWEN IFILL: After winning 13 million votes, 22 states, and raising $200 million, Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders formally stepped aside today, throwing his weight to presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton.
Then, both turned their focus to Donald Trump. It was everywhere, emblazoned on the campaign stage and all of the signs, “Stronger Together,” the Clinton campaign motto.
But, today, it took on an unmistakably altered meaning, as Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton joined forces for the first time.
SEN. BERNIE SANDERS, (I), Vermont: I have come here to make it as clear as possible as to why I am endorsing Hillary Clinton.
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GWEN IFILL: The announcement came in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, the state that handed Sanders his first Democratic primary victory, and set up the protracted battle for the party’s nomination.
SEN. BERNIE SANDERS: It is no secret that Hillary Clinton and I disagree on a number of issues.