Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton reflected on her victories in an interview Wednesday and said she intended on “reaching out” to the supporters of opponent Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT).
Clinton said that she had called Sanders Tuesday night after declaring herself the presumptive nominee following her wins in New Jersey and California primaries. The Associated Press had determined she was the presumptive nominee the night before.
Clinton said on CNN that she “totally” understands how Sanders’ supporters feel and she congratulated the Vermont senator on his “really extraordinary campaign” in her call to him. She said she looked forward to working with Sanders to defeat presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump.
“Senator Sanders has said he will work every day, every week to see that happen, so we’re going to be working to make sure that we have a unified party going into our convention and coming out,” Clinton said.
Clinton continued and said she would “reach out” to his supporters, adding that she and Sanders had similar goals for health care and minimum wages.
“I really believe a lot of Senator Sanders’ supporters will join us in making sure Donald Trump doesn’t get anywhere near the White House,” Clinton declared.