President Barack Obama has yet to endorse Hillary Clinton, but stated that the Democratic primary race was over. The president congratulated Clinton on her victory on Tuesday. Bernie Sanders asked to visit the White House on Thursday. Obama accepted the visit request.
Obama gave a speech on Tuesday night, congratulating Clinton on her historic victory and thanked Sanders for “energizing millions of Americans.”
Sanders has been given credit for vitalizing young Americans. The Vermont Senator stated that his people will never back a Republican candidate that has based his campaign on bigotry. “We will not support a president that insults blacks, Mexicans and Muslims.”
The Vermont Senator spoke to the President on Sunday on the telephone for 30 – 45 minutes. Details about the discussion have been vague, but Sanders states that he has spoken to the President many, many times.
Obama wants to unify the Democratic party, and the discussion on Thursday will include Obama attempting to push Sanders to endorse Clinton. Sanders is adamant that he will not drop out of the race until the superdelegates cast their vote.
Clinton clinched the nomination with the help of superdelegates. A lack of superdelegates would push Clinton over 100+ delegates shy of clinching the nomination.