Sanders: Leaked DNC Emails In No Way Change My Support For Clinton

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., speaks during an interview with The Associated Press, Monday, May 23, 2016, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
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Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) remains committed to supporting Hillary Clinton after WikiLeaks released a trove of emails revealing that Democratic National Committee officials tried to undermine his presidential bid.

Asked Sunday on NBC’s “Meet The Press” if the emails gave him “any pause” in his support for Clinton, who he endorsed in June, Sanders said, “no, no, no.”

“We’re going to do everything we can to protect working families in this country,” Sanders said, saying the election was not about Clinton or Trump but about “the people.”

He treated the email hack as a distraction, saying it was important for Democrats to remain unified in their opposition to Trump, who he called “the worst Republican candidate” he’d ever seen.

“Donald Trump would be a disaster for this country,” Sanders said, pointing to Trump’s rejection of man-made climate change and proposal to lower taxes for America’s wealthiest. “He must be defeated.”

Over the weekend, Trump again tried to convince Sanders supporters frustrated by apparent favoritism towards Clinton to back his campaign. He then mocked the Vermont senator as “weak” and “pathetic” for saying he would still back Clinton.

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