Bernie Sanders Tells Stephen Colbert Why He's Not Dropping Out of the Presidential Race
"We do not want a bigot to become the president of the United States of America," he told 'The Late Show' of a possible Donald Trump presidency.
Bernie Sanders explained to Stephen Colbert on Thursday's Late Show why he's not dropping out of the presidential race and shared some candid thoughts on — who else? — Donald Trump.
"I'm very good at arithmetic," he told the host, adding that he understands that Hillary Clinton has more delegates heading into the convention, but "what we're doing now is marshaling our resources" to make sure that "we defeat Donald Trump and we defeat him badly," and to continue his political revolution.
"We want our 12 million supporters to be heard," Sanders stressed.
When Colbert told him that Trump is out of the country visiting Scotland now, Sanders quipped, "Oh, checking on his golf courses?"
The Democratic candidate, who gave the speech called "Where We Go From Here" in New York earlier that day, added that he will never give up on the fight, though his campaign is currently talking to Clinton's about mutual goals (one of which being beating Trump at the general election).
Colbert asked Sanders if he had a message to his supporters, but the candidate said simply that "My supporters are smart enough to know that we do not want a bigot to become the president of the United States of America."
Sanders has appeared on The Late Show before, helping Colbert with his monologue and giving the host a pep talk. During a June 22 speech, Sanders conceded that “it doesn’t appear that I’m going to be the nominee," leaving people unsure about his plans going into the convention in July. Clinton secured enough delegates to become the Democratic nominee on June 6, becoming the first woman in that position for a major U.S. political party.