Bernie Sanders has landed the plum job of Butler to Hilary Clinton. He will not be retiring to a condo on Pattaya beach Thailand. After failing to win the race to become the next Whitehouse manager for Goldman Sachs, we expected him to do the right thing and retire to a seaside condominium in the land of smiles. Poncing about from bar to bar wearing a baseball cap, polo shirt, tennis shorts and trainers, he would have fit perfectly into the American community. He could have become President of the local underground Bridge Club before, eventually, being pushed off the balcony of a high rise condo by a ladyboy.
Instead, he will remain in the public eye, walking two meters behind Clinton, carrying a silver salver with her mobile phone on it. Given Bernie's appearance (drooping shoulders, gray thinning hair, thick spectacles) he is perfectly suited to the job. In fact, some people believe that he was the one “who did it” and he is an escapee from of a Hollywood Agatha Cristie movie.
The real story from Reuters:
Democrat Bernie Sanders endorsed former rival Hillary Clinton for president in a display of party unity on Tuesday, describing her as the best candidate to fix the United States' problems and beat Republican Donald Trump in the Nov. 8 election.
With Clinton nodding in agreement beside him, Sanders put aside their bitter campaign for the Democratic nomination and said she would take up the fight to ease economic inequality, make college more affordable and expand healthcare coverage for all Americans.
"This campaign is about the needs of the American people and addressing the very serious crises that we face, and there is no doubt in my mind that, as we head into November, Hillary Clinton is far and away the best candidate to do that," he told a raucous crowd in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, that included plenty of vocal Sanders supporters.
"I intend to do everything I can to make certain she will be the next president of the United States," the U.S. senator from Vermont said.
His endorsement, five weeks after Clinton became the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, brought the most prominent holdout in the party's liberal wing into her camp. Sanders threw Clinton his support less than two weeks before the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, where she is to be formally nominated.
"I can't help but reflect on how much more enjoyable this election will be now that we are on the same side," Clinton said of Sanders. "Thank you, Bernie, for your endorsement, but more than that, thank you for your lifetime of fighting injustice."
Trump ridiculed the move in a series of Twitter posts, saying Sanders had abandoned the supporters who flocked to his insurgent campaign to rein in Wall Street and get big money out of politics.
"Bernie Sanders endorsing Crooked Hillary Clinton is like Occupy Wall Street endorsing Goldman Sachs," Trump said on Twitter.
In a statement, the Trump campaign said Sanders was now officially part of the rigged system the senator had criticized during his long primary battle with Clinton.
"Bernie's endorsement becomes Exhibit A in our rigged system - the Democrat Party is disenfranchising its voters to benefit the select and privileged few," said Stephen Miller, a senior policy adviser to Trump.