Sanders Urges Americans To Rally Around Biden and Defeat Trump

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) is urging Americans to come together to support presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden, warning that the “price of failure is just too great to imagine.”

“If Donald Trump is re-elected, all the progress we have made will be in jeopardy,” Sanders said.

He claimed Trump has tried to prevent Americans from voting and threatened to delay the election. 

 “This is not normal, and we must never treat it like it is. Under this administration, authoritarianism has taken root in this country,” Sanders said. 

He argued that “negligence” on Trump’s part has deepened the economic crisis and allowed the virus to continue ravaging communities around the country.

“Together we must build a nation that is more equitable, more compassionate, and more inclusive I know that Joe Biden will begin that fight on day one,” he said.

He went on to say Biden would fight for a $15 million wage, universal Pre-K, and a transition to clean energy to combat climate change.

Sanders admitted that he disagrees with portions of Biden’s healthcare plan, but said it would expand access to healthcare for millions of Americans.

“Joe Biden will end the hate and division that Trump has created. He will stop the demonization of immigrants, the coddling of white nationalists, the racist dog-whistling, the religious bigotry, and the ugly attacks on women,” he said.

Finally, he called on Americans to vote for Biden:

“My friends I say to you, to everyone who supported other candidates in the primary, and to those who may have voted for Donald Trump in the last election, the future of our democracy is at stake. The future of our economy is at stake. The future of our planet is at stake. We must come together, defeat Donald Trump, and elect Joe Biden and Kamala Harris as our next president and vice president.”

“My friends, the price of failure is just too great to imagine,” he added.

Watch the video below: 

Sanders ran against Biden in the Democratic presidential primary, but suspended his campaign and pledged to support the former vice president in the general election. 

Sanders’ speech comes as Democrats sought to highlight a party unified behind the common goal of defeating Trump. 


  1. Yesterday seemed more about showing willingness to work with others constructively. Thats why you had a Republican and a leader of progressive left speaking on the same night. If there’s still no policy discussion tonight then I’d agree with your criticism.

    And I wouldn’t believe anything Sanders says without seeing it first – that’s a given. 😉

  2. Phoenix: that’s our problem, though.

    I am confused, Phoenix.

    If a national convention isn’t the place to make CLEAR to all voters, including the wishy-washy ones that they NEED to come out and vote, to send a CLEAR message to the current government whose leader hinted that he may not leave office after a loss, what that party’s national platform is, THEN WHEN IS IT a better time? When?

    Dear Leader is ALREADY back up to be within the margin of error of winning AGAIN? When is a BETTER time to persuade voters than right now, when the culpable media and voters have focused only on their party?

    If you know of a better time that THIS, about when to learn about policy and platform, then let’s hear it.

    I learned about a policy that had not been made clear before (because the party and nominee are incompetent jokers), so I am glad that Bernie laid them out on the first day. Bernie said that Joke Biden will shut down the totally corrupt private prison system. I won’t believe THAT until I see it, though.

  3. General – i wouldn’t say the line up for speakers last night really called for a policy heavy discussion with the exception of Bernie.

  4. Bernie was the ONLY person speaking who gave any sort of reason to vote for Biden OTHER THAN “he’s not the other guy”. Bernie mentioned specific policies.

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