On Thursday night, Senator Bernie Sanders appeared on Late Night With Seth Meyers to ask his supporters to vote for Hillary Clinton to defeat Donald Trump in November.
“It’s pathetic and it’s laughable,” said Sanders. “Here is a guy who has exploited people for much of his business career. Here is a guy who claims how concerned he is about American companies going abroad to manufacture products—a very legitimate concern—and yet his own clothing manufacturing is done in other countries around the world where the poor workers are being exploited.
And then he talks about how he’s going to stand up with working people, and he puts his business advisors council together and they’re all these billionaire conservative folks. So I don’t think there’s any reason for anyone to believe that Trump is going to stand with working people. He’s a billionaire; his proposals call for massive tax breaks for the wealthiest people in this country. This is not a guy who, in my view, is going to stand up for working people.”
Senator Sanders urged his viewers to reject the false equivalency between the two political candidates and focus on the real issues like climate change, fair wages and healthcare. Meyers took the opportunity to ask Sanders what he would say to any staunch supporters who may be holding out and thinking of voting third party, with the candidate vocalizing his support for Hillary.
Watch the full segment with Bernie’s heartfelt reply, plus what he plans to do to continue to support Hillary’s campaign below: