Bernie Sanders Responds to Hillary Clinton's Election Comments: "We Need Her Help to Go Forward"

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In an interview with Stephen Colbert on 'The Late Show,' the senator responded to Clinton's remarks that he damaged her 2016 presidential campaign with a call for unity: "Let's get together, take on Trump's desire to divide us."

Senator Bernie Sanders dropped by The Late Show with Stephen Colbert on Thursday night to discuss Hillary Clinton's recent criticism of him during the 2016 Democratic primaries in her latest book, What Happened.

Clinton blamed Sanders for "lasting damage" and "paving the way" for Donald Trump's "Crooked Hillary" campaign slogan in the ensuing presidential race. She also said the Vermont senator was "not a Democrat" and stated "he didn’t get into the race to make sure a Democrat won the White House, he got in to disrupt the Democratic Party."

When asked by Colbert for response to Clinton's comments, Sanders said, "I would like her to join us in the fight for 15 [referring to minimum wage], in a Medicare for all single-payer system, in taking on the fossil fuel industry."

Sanders went on to say he wanted to bridge the gap between himself and Clinton. "We need her help to go forward," he said. "Let's stop arguing about 2016. Let's get together, take on Trump's desire to divide us up and let's go forward with a progressive agenda."

Colbert announced on Thursday afternoon that Clinton would make her first late-night appearance since the 2016 election on his show Sept. 19.

Sanders' last appearance on Colbert's show came shortly after the election of Trump in November 2016, when the senator was promoting his book Our Revolution

Clinton had also previously blamed former FBI director James Comey, Russia and misogyny for her loss.