"I have come here to make it as clear as possible why I am endorsing Hillary Clinton and why she must become our next president," Sanders said at a joint rally here. "Secretary Clinton has won the Democratic nomination and I congratulate her for that."
After concluding his speech, Sanders appeared to move in for a handshake which Clinton ignored by stretching out her arms and offering a hug, instead. "We are joining forces to defeat Donald Trump!" Clinton declared. "I can't help but say how much more enjoyable this election is going to be when we are on the same side. You know what? We are stronger together!"
"Sen. Sanders has energized and inspired a generation of young people who care deeply about our country," she said. "To everyone here and everyone cross the country who poured your heart and soul into Sen. Sanders' campaign: Thank you."
Sanders groups, supporters begin to coalesce around Clinton. Some of Bernie Sanders’ most loyal backers have turned into his biggest bashers on the heels of his Hillary Clinton endorsement. What followed was an avalanche of angry tweets, blogs and other social media posts against Sanders. Some commenters called Sanders’ turnaround disgusting and said it had pushed them to consider moving their support to the Republican party.