Sanders, Clinton Meet for First Time Since Becoming Presumptive Nominee
The candidates met after polls closed in the DC primary.
By MARYALICE PARKS, JOSH HASKELL and MICHAEL FALCONE
June 15, 2016, 1:10 AM
• 3 min read
-- On the night of the final nominating contest of the 2016 presidential primary season, presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton and her rival, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, met at a downtown Washington, DC hotel just blocks from the White House on Tuesday night.
However, he dodged questions about his political future.
When asked why he was refusing to endorse Clinton, he said: "I think that what has to happen and what this fight has always been about is transforming America. It is standing up for working people, it is fighting for a progressive agenda which serves the needs of working people and not powerful corporate interests and we are going to take that fight into the convention in Philadelphia.”
He added that presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump “is totally unfit to be president of the United States."
Clinton delivered a speech earlier on Tuesday in which she launched into her sharpest broadside yet against, Trump, the presumptive Republican nominee.