Bernie Sanders endorses Hillary Clinton in Portsmouth, blasts Trump on minimum wage
Standing in front of a giant sign with the words “stronger together,” former rivals for the Democratic presidential nomination Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton officially ended the primary contest at a rally in Portsmouth, New Hampshire this morning.
Sanders gave a strong, issue-based endorsement of Clinton’s candidacy for President, with a particular focus on raising the minimum wage.
“Hillary Clinton understands that we must fix an economy in America that is rigged and that sends almost all new wealth and income to the top one percent. Hillary Clinton understands that if someone in America works 40 hours a week, that person should not be living in poverty. She believes that we should raise the minimum wage to a living wage,” said Sanders. “But her opponent – Donald Trump – well, he has a very different view. He believes that states should have the right to lower the minimum wage or even abolish the concept of the minimum wage altogether. If Donald Trump is elected, we will see no increase in the federal minimum wage of $7.25 per hour – a starvation wage.”
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