Sanders backs Biden as ex-rivals join forces to beat Trump

Sen. Bernie Sanders formally endorses Joe Biden during 'unity' livestream
Posted at 1:20 PM, Apr 13, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-14 00:12:47-04

Bernie Sanders is endorsing Joe Biden for president. The two former rivals made a joint online appearance on Monday, with Sanders asking all Americans to come together to support Biden's candidacy. The backing is a crucial development for Biden, who must bridge the Democratic Party’s ideological divide to unify voters against President Donald Trump in the fall. Biden and Sanders clashed throughout the primary over policy issues such as “Medicare for All." The endorsement stands in contrast to the extended 2016 fight between Sanders and Hillary Clinton.