Clinton, Sanders Hold ‘Positive’ Meeting After DC Primary

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June 15, 2016 6:55 a.m.
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After polls closed in the Washington, D.C. Democratic primary Tuesday night, Hillary Clinton and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) met in D.C. for what both campaigns described as a “positive discussion.”

Following a nearly two hour meeting, the campaigns released similar statements describing the conversation. Sanders campaign said that the two candidates had “a positive discussion about how best to bring more people into the political process and about the dangerous threat that Donald Trump poses to our nation.”

“Sanders and Clinton agreed to continue working to develop a progressive agenda that addresses the needs of working families and the middle class and adopting a progressive platform for the Democratic National Convention,” the Sanders campaign statement continued.

The Clinton campaign said that the candidates “discussed a variety of progressive issues where they share common goals like raising wages for working families, eliminating undisclosed money in politics and reducing the cost of college for students and their families.”

The Clinton statement said that the two talked about “unifying the party,” but the Sanders statement did not, as NBC News noted.

Clinton won the Washington, D.C. primary on Tuesday night after clinging the Democratic nomination last week. Sanders has said that he will state in the race until the party’s July convention, and his campaign said this week that the Vermont senator will hold a live streamed speech on Thursday evening.

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