Bernie supports Hillary Clinton, but says he’s an independent

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bernie sanders at dnc

Last night, Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders took the stage during the Democratic National Convention and once again, if needed, announced his full support for Hillary Clinton, his former rival from the primaries.

Trump must not win!

“Any objective observer will conclude that, based on her ideas and her leadership, Hillary Clinton must become the next president of the United States,” the Bern told delegates and attendees. “Our job is to do two things—to defeat Donald Trump and to elect Hillary Clinton,“ he added.

However, some of Bernie’s fans weren’t thrilled by this, as they booed any mention of the former First Lady, even after he asked them to support her, according to BBC.

“While Donald Trump is busy insulting one group after another, Hillary Clinton understands that our diversity is one of our greatest strengths,” Bernie Sanders continued. “If you don’t believe this election is important, if you think you can sit it out, take a moment to think about the Supreme Court justices that Donald Trump would nominate and what that would mean to civil liberties, equal rights and the future of our country.”

He could be back as an independent Senator

What’s surprising is that this morning, after the RNC, Bernie Sanders had a relatively different attitude, saying for Bloomberg Politics that he would like to return to his post in the US Senate, but as an independent, not a democrat. A very interesting declaration from somebody who pledged for party unity.

On the other side, this isn’t something new. Bernie Sanders has run as independent in every previous election he won. Even more, even he was presented as a Democratic candidate during his campaign, his staff released a press release where he was identified as Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.).

Finally, one thing is clear: the Bern is a Democrat at heart and doesn’t want to see Trump in the Oval Office.