Former Democratic primary rivals Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders reconciled Tuesday at a rally where Sanders endorsed for president the former secretary of state.
Sanders told his supporters their "political revolution" must now turn to electing Clinton. "This campaign is not really about Hillary Clinton, or Donald Trump or Bernie Sanders, or any other candidate who sought the presidency.
"This campaign is about the needs of the American people and addressing the very serious crises that we face," Sanders said.
Here’s what they are saying about Sanders’ endorsement of Clinton.
Bernie fans turning to farts as protest
US News and World Report
“Advocates for poor people and progressive causes say they still plan to make a stink – literally – during Hillary Clinton’s big night accepting the Democratic presidential nomination this month. The plan: feed beans to Democratic National Convention delegates for Bernie Sanders, and send them into the Philadelphia convention hall to show what they think of the former secretary of state.”
This time is was an endorsement
The Washington Post
Last month, Bernie Sanders livestreamed a national address two days after losing the last contest in the Democratic primary race by 67 percentage points. It seemed like a moment during which Sanders would concede the nomination contest to Hillary Clinton, but that's not what the speech was. Instead, it was a re-articulation of the core tenets of his campaign, titled "The Political Revolution Continues." On Tuesday, Sanders finally offered Clinton his endorsement …”
Peace at last for Dems
Atlanta Journal Constitution
“Democrats have peace at last. U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders announced this morning ahead of a joint appearance with Hillary Clinton that he endorses the former first lady’s bid for the White House, ending an arduous campaign for the party’s nomination. … Sanders said “I intend to do everything I can to make certain she will be the next president of the United States.” ”
Making certain she’ll be the next president
“Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders formally declared an end to their political rivalry Tuesday, joining forces to take on a shared enemy: Donald Trump. "I have come here to make it as clear as possible why I am endorsing Hillary Clinton and why she must become our next president," Sanders said at a joint rally here. "Secretary Clinton has won the Democratic nomination and I congratulate her for that." "
Long-awaited endorsement happens
The Associated Press
“A contentious Democratic primary fight ended Tuesday with hugs, handshakes and thank yous, as Bernie Sanders told supporters that their "political revolution" was dependent upon getting Hillary Clinton elected as the country's next president. Sanders bestowed his long-awaited endorsement on his one-time rival, telling a boisterous New Hampshire crowd that he wanted to make it "as clear as possible as to why I am endorsing Hillary Clinton." ”