Senator Bernie Sanders just said he would vote for Hillary Clinton in November in order to prevent Donald Trump from getting elected.
Speaking with MSNBC on Friday, he stated,
Yes. I think the issue right here is I'm gonna do everything I can to defeat Donald Trump. I think Trump, in so many ways, will be a disaster for this country if he were to be elected president. We do not need a president whose cornerstone of his campaign is bigotry, is insulting Mexicans, and Latinos, and Muslims and women. Who does not believe in the reality of climate change when virtually every scientist who has studied this issue understands we have a global crisis. This is not somebody who should become president.
These remarks do not mean Sanders has officially dropped out of the race. He is still running for president.
But that doesn't mean his statements don't have the potential to anger some of his supporters.
There is a significant portion of Sanders supporters who say they will never vote for Hillary.
A recent poll from Bloomberg revealed around half of the Vermont senator's supporters said they will not vote for the former secretary of state.
But around 55 percent did say they would vote for her, while 22 percent said they'd vote for Trump and 18 percent said they'd vote for Gary Johnson of the Libertarian Party.
Needless to say, this is a very factionalized and divisive election.