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president obama on air force one on his way here for a memorial service and this memorial continues to grow. everywhere you look are the stars and stripes on balloons, on american flags. this isn't just a texas tragedy, it is an american tragedy. we will hear the president address this here in dallas in just a few hours. craig melvin picks up our continuing coverage on msnbc. breaking right now here on msnbc, bernie sanders set to endorse hillary clinton just moments from now. they are appearing together for the first time after their contentious primary fight in the battle frowned state of new hampshire. we will have live coverage in just a moment. also more breaking news this morning. attorney general loretta lynch testifying on capitol hill right now over her meeting with bill clinton. that happened just before the fbi ended its inquiry of hillary clinton. we will go there as well. plus consoler in chief,
president obama just leaving washington, d.c. for dallas where i am to speak at a memorial for the five police officers killed. he will be joined by texan and former president george w. bush. president obama there just a few moments ago. good morning, i'm craig melvin in for tamron hall. coming to you live from dallas, texas, a city that is still very much struggling to cope with the enormous tragedy that unfolded here last thursday night. but we start -- we start with that breaking news in the presidential race. we are waiting for hillary clinton rally in portsmouth, new hampshire, where, again, just moments from now we expect bernie sanders to finally endorse the presumptive democratic nominee 36 days after she became the presumptive democratic nominee. the sanders endorsement a long time coming, clinton having mathematically wrapped up that nomination well over a month ago following oftentimes a bitter primary fight.
it also comes at a crucial time for clinton, just days before the republican convention set to start in cleveland. our nbc news survey monkey online poll this morning shows clinton now down to a narrow three point lead over donald trump nationally, 47 to 44 this morning, trump tweeting, quote, bernie sanders who has lost most of his leverage has totally sold out to crooked hillary clinton. fans angry. kristen welker is in portsmouth, new hampshire for us. kristen, a lot of eyes not just on this joint rally, but the language. the body language. whether this is going to be a full-throated endorsement. what are you hearing about the kind of endorsement that this is going to be? >> reporter: well, that's the critical question, craig. look, sanders campaign officials say it's going to be very clear that senator sanders is throwing his support behind secretary clinton, but just how full-throated will he be in
offering that support? i'm told he's going to make it clear that his top priority is defeating donald trump, that secretary clinton is of course the only person who can do that right now and that he's prepared to join in that fight. the language is going to be critical, though, craig, for winning over some of his supporters who still aren't ready to get on board with secretary clinton. this endorsement was a long time coming, it comes 36 days after secretary clinton clinched the nomination and it comes after a weekend in which she agreed to a number of key concessions on things like healthcare, education, and also agreeing to fight for a $15 an hour minimum wage, all a part of the party's platform. a clinton campaign official telling me she is going to tout the fact that the democratic platform is the most progressive in history, that's language we have heard from both the sanders and clinton campaign, and i think this is going to be a real show of party unity. the majority of sanders supporters right now saying they are prepared to back secretary clinton over donald trump, but
there are some holdouts, trag, there is no doubt about that. according to our latest nbc news survey monkey online poll secretary clinton still leading donald trump but only by three points after that scathing report from the fbi last week. so this event is going to be critical, critical to party unity heading into the convention in philadelphia. craig. >> kristen, do we know at this point, two things, whether he is going to be aggressively campaigning with hillary clinton as she crisscrosses the country and do we also know what his role is going to be at the convention in philadelphia here in a few weeks? >> reporter: i think he's going to have a major role at the convention, craig, a major speaking role. i am anticipating that he will essentially be nominated just as secretary clinton was back in 2008 and turn over the baton to secretary clinton. in terms of how aggressively he is going to campaign, one official telling me, look, he's going to be out there, he is going to be fighting to defeat
donald trump. we are waiting to get specific guidelines on that and that's going to come in the coming days, but he's going to be out on the campaign trail, i am told he will have a presence. craig. >> you know, you've got to wonder about the timing. over the past few weeks breathlessly oftentimes we've been asking the question when is he going to endorse, what's taking him so long to endorse and now he decides to endorse right before the republican national convention. you have to wonder if this was their plan all along, huh? >> reporter: well, the timing is significant, there is no doubt about that. in those weeks that we were waiting to see if he would endorse secretary clinton we asked that question, craig, what is the hold up? and one official told me, look, he wanted to be able to say to his supporters that they had won something, that there was something tangible that they could walk away with and the party's platform met over the weekend and hashed out those final details and now he feels as though he can claim victory on a whole host of topics.
he didn't get everything he wanted, of course. he didn't get what he was hoping for in terms of trade, in fact, there were some folks here that were chanting no tpp, that's that big trade deal that he has been staunchly opposed to, secretary clinton also opposed to it. he want that had to be in writing in the party's platform. that's something he didn't get. but he feels as though he did get a lot of concessions particularly on healthcare. secretary clinton agreeing to a public option and also free education for some public universities. so he does feel as though he's going to walk away with some wins. that's something that's going to help him get his supporters on board, but it is helpful and useful that it's coming right before the republican convention. there's no doubt about that, craig. >> kristen welker in portsmouth, new hampshire, where, again, any moment now hillary clinton and bernie sanders will take the stage together for the first time since the end of their sometimes bitter, bitter battle for the democratic nomination. let's get to some breaking news now on capitol hill.
attorney general loretta lynch on the hot seat this morning, she is testifying before the house judiciary committee. it is her first appearance on the hill since the department of justice announced that hillary clinton will not be facing charges for sending classified information from her private e-mail server while serving as secretary of state. republicans wanting lynch to answer questions about that decision as well as her controversial meeting with bill clinton on the tarmac while the fbi investigation was still under way. under questions the attorney general repeatedly declined to answer questions pertaining to the investigation into clinton's e-mails. >> secretary clinton stated that she never sent or received information marked as classified on her server. director comey stated that was not true. do you agree with director comey? >> you know, director comb hey has chosen to provide great detail into the basis for his recommendations that were ultimately provided to me. he's chosen to provide detailed
statements. >> secretary clinton stated that she did not e-mail any classified material and director comey stated there was classified material e-mailed. do you agree with director comey's conclusion about that? >> again, i would have to refer you to director comey's statements for the basis for his recommendation. >> director comey stated that there is evidence of potential violations of the statutes regarding the handling of classified information. do you agree with director comey's statement? >> again, i would refer you to director comey for any further explanation as to the basis for his recommendations. >> nbc news capitol hill correspondent kelly o'donnell has been watching all of this for us, keeping a very close eye on this hearing live from the hill now. have we learned anything new, kelly? >> reporter: i don't think there are new facts that have come into play but i can tell you it is a tale of two hearings, the questions formed by republicans versus the questions formed by democrats. and it is stark and in times there is some harshness to it
and the attorney general is holding to her position that she's not going to get into the details. she was willing to talk about her airport meeting with former president bill clinton. no real new information there. she said it was bill clinton who asked to say hello, she described a cordial sort of personable conversation, but said no -- no discussion of anything that pertained to these facts, then on the other issues of e-mail and so forth there is one law enforcement who said it's a travesty and even brought up the impeachment and perjury charge against bill clinton, saying that he believes hillary clinton has not been treated like others under the law and that a democrat talked about many people use private e-mail, many people understand that and that people have moved on. so there are some tense moments here, craig, there are clearly differing views and this hearing is certainly infused with the politics of the day and at the same time there's real frustration on the part of republican lawmakers who don't feel they're getting the answers
and don't understand how this came about. they are not over it yet, craig, and they're looking for other steps to pursue in case there is a legal standing for the issue of perjury. did hillary clinton when testifying under oath before congress state things about her e-mail use that the fbi now knows to be inaccurate? they're trying to get at that and this hearing may push the ball forward a little bit, but the attorney general is not opening the door, craig. >> kelly, your last point quickly, does that mean we can expect more hearings related to hillary clinton's e-mails? >> reporter: we don't have notification of more hearings but on the house side the two committees with direct responsibility have already had comey and lynch, it's possible they each could have the other and the senate side could kick into this as well. it's just not clear yet. but the standing, the oversight privilege that congress has to look at how government is functioning, that's in play and they could certainly make
requests to have this talked about further. craig. >> kelly o'donnell for us this morning on capitol hill. thanks as always. now back to what's happening here in dallas, texas. right now president obama is headed here with first lady michelle obama, vice president joe biden and his wife, dr. jo biden, also joining the president aboard air force one we're told texas senator cruz. the president coming to try and help the community here heal after the ambush that killed five police officers, wounded nine other officers and two civilians as well. this will be the 11th time that president obama has sought to comfort a city after a mass killing by speaking in person. he will also be meeting with the victims' families we're told, he will be meeting with dallas police and other officials as well, he will be speaking at a memorial service this afternoon which we will bring you live here on msnbc. former president george w. bush
who lives not far from where i sit here in dallas will also be speaking at that service along with texas senator john cornen. all of this following an emotional vigil last night in front of dallas city hall to honor the officers killed, four city police officers and the dallas area rapid transit officer as well. dallas police chief david brown sought to assure their families. >> when you need us, you call. because we will not only be loving you today, we will be loving you always. always. >> the vigil ended with the crowd standing with lighted candles. as a bagpiper played amazing grace and now the funerals for the slain officers will be held starting tomorrow. all of this as authorities continue to dig through shooter micah johnson's past, trying to
figure out what he was stockpiling, why i was stockpiling bomb making materials, whether anyone helped him, whether anyone knew about his plans. meanwhile in their first interview johnson's parents say they watched their son transform from a fun loving extrovert into a hermit after his 2015 discharge from the army. >> the military was not what micah thought it would be. very disappointed. >> i didn't see it coming. >> micah, honey, he was a good son. he is a good son. >> i love my son with all my heart. i hate what he did. >> nbc's gabe gutierrez who has been here in dallas since shortly after the shootings last thursday joins me here. another emotional day here in the city as president obama heads here, president george bush. let's start with those new details on the timeline of the shooting and what happened that night. >> that's right, we're learning more details from the police
city of el centro community college, the place where the gunman was holed up for several hours. initially we had thought that this had all end the in the parking garage, that the bomb had ended the standoff in the parking garage, but now we know from el en troe police chief this had ended inside the college, a community college with almost 60 students inside. almost 60 students were inside that building when this gunman went in there. we know just before 9:00 he stopped off at one of the street corners, at the corner of lamar and main, then he got off, weaved through part of the campus taking color behind some of those concrete pillars, aiming at these officers, picking them off one by one, shooting one of them execution style. it's ain't credible to hear this story that these officers were running towards this gunman as he got into one of the campus buildings, campus building a as they call it here, he got into the second floor and then kept firing at them. then he shot out the glass of the door, went inside that
building and he was then involved in that long standoff for several hours and that long hallway as they were negotiating with him and then he's laughing, he's not only -- he's asking them how many officers he's killed. finally the dallas police chief david brown makes that decision to send that bomb in there and end all this. >> it seems as if with every new nugget of information that we learn about what went down that night into the morning it seems as if we are -- i hasten to say lucky, but the death toll could have been far higher. >> when you think of 60 people in that campus building and the police chief says it's terrifying. this is something that they train for, these police forces train for active shooters, train for this and hope to never have to put that training into action. when you think almost 60 people in that building, many were on the seventh and eighth floor of that building, some were trapped in a janitorial closet, some in a basement, they managed to get
out. all of those people in the building survived. unfortunately those five officers that we know did not. two of the officers that were part of that department, el centro police department they had minor injuries but yet one of them he had shards of glass and he treated himself, he was a navy medic, he treated himself and then went back to help his fellow citizens and fellow police officers. just an amazing story. >> the vigil last night, i was not here for that, but my understanding is that it was quite emotional. >> reporter: right. very powerful. chief david brown, that news conference yesterday he got a lot of attention, he was talking about how police officers are doing too much in this country. at the vigil last night he gave this incredibly powerful speech where he compared these fallen officers to super men, superheroes and he quoted the beginning of the old superman tv show, you know, it's a bird, it's a plane, you know, faster than a speeding bullet. >> yeah. >> reporter: and, you know, he started his speech like that and came back to it at the end and listed the names of these
officers and this city is really trying to heal right now and you can see the memorial behind us, it's growing, and right now we see people trying to, you know -- coming and leaving flowers is something we've been seeing for the last couple days and this vigil had about a thousand people yesterday, today president obama will be here and it should be a powerful image to see president obama along with president george w. bush as well as chief brown. >> it's one good thing that's what happens come out of all of this word this morning that interest in becoming a police officer here in dallas has surged. so gabe gutierrez we will be spend ago i lot of time with you today. thank you so much as always. let's get to some developing news in st. paul, minnesota, right now where the mother of philando castile is holding a news conference with tv judge glen da hatch chet. hatch chet now representing the family for a possible civil lawsuit there. you will remember castile shot and killed by a police officer
during a traffic stop in a minneapolis st. paul suburb last wednesday. castile's girlfriend diamond reynolds and her four-year-old daughter were also in that car. reynolds streamed the aftermath of the shooting live on social media explaining that castile was shot several times while reaching for his wallet after telling the officer he had a gun and a permit to carry that gun. here is philando castile's mom just a few moments ago. >> my son was a humanitarian. he was a pillar in this community. the children that he worked with loved him. he didn't deserve to die like that. you guys want to ask questions, i have one question myself. in what country that being honest and telling the truth will get you killed? you answer that one for me.
>> again, castile's mother just a few moments ago. yesterday castile's girlfriend, diamond reynolds, talking with tamron hall about the agonizing loss that she has suffered. >> he was everything to me that no man has ever been to me in my life. he was the man that every woman and every man would want their daughter to marry. >> what is justice as you see it? >> justice for me is not only the police officer at hand being prosecuted to the highest extent of the law, but that police are not allowed to go around and just assassinate anyone, black, white, pink, orange, gray. there has to be some type of consequences. there has to be something done. this cannot continue in our world. it cannot. >> nbc's blake mccoy joins us
live from the state capitol in st. paul, minnesota, where, again, castile's mother has been holding that news conference. blake, what did we learn? >> reporter: well, craig, you can see that news conference still going on behind me. in addition to castile's mother there of course is tvs judge hatchet who is representing the family as well as other family members standing behind her as she takes questions from the press. what we have learned from judge hatchet is that there will be a civil lawsuit in this case. she says they absolutely plan to sue police. craig, that's the latest here in st. paul. we will send things back to you. >> all right. blake mccoy for us in st. paul, minnesota. thank you. let's get back to what's happening in portsmouth, new hampshire, where, again, for the first time hillary clinton appearing with her democratic rival bernie sanders, soon to be former democratic rival bernie sanders. a joint rally happening there. our andrea mitchell is covering it live for us. andrea, what's the scene?
>> reporter: craig, thanks so much. we are right at the high school in portsmouth, new hampshire. this after 36 days after hillary clinton became the presumptive nominee, she is getting the endorsement appearing today with bernie sanders. the two of them came in right here back stage, they let for a while, they didn't drive over together as she had with elizabeth warren, but they are now in the high school gymnasium together. he is finally endorsing her, it's taken a while for him to come up with this endorsement. he wanted to have as much leverage as possible over the democratic platform and he got pretty much what he wanted in orlando at the platform committee meetings. alex seitz-wald here with me now at the high school gym. alex you were in orlando and watched all of that. hillary clinton did move towards bernie sanders on the $15 an hour minimum wage, on healthcare, adding a public option to obamacare without reopening obamacare and on education, on free public
college tuition on a sliding scale. so with some modifications, but he is apparently satisfied. some of his supporters, though, whom i've spoken to outside here are not satisfied. they wanted more, they were lined up around the high school gym trying to get in. you've seen a lot of anti-hillary clinton signs here as well and people who are not yet won over. >> the sanders top policy aide told me they got more than 80% out of what they wanted out of that democratic platform process, all those things as well as climate change, 80% is a good number, about the number of bernie sanders supporters who have already said they would vote for hillary clinton. there's always going to be those bernie or bust people that may never come on board. they are trying to get that 80%, the largest chunk possible. >> kristen welker inside the gymnasium, the enthusiasm there. this is hard core bernie sanders country. he brownsed her in new hampshire by 22 points, he lives right next door in vermont where he is overwhelmingly popular but this
is a key moment for her to finally get him on board. kristen. >> it's a key moment, andrea. you can feel the excitement here inside this room. a lot of clinton supporters, a lot of sanders supporters as well. i've seen folks wearing t-shirts that have senator sanders on it. you also heard feel the bern chanted before this event got under way, but a lot of democrats saying they are ready for party unity. this is a major show of party unity. it was hard fought as you mentioned after the party's platform negotiations this weekend, andrea. >> and bernie sanders about to speak. i should just point out that chuck schumer, the new york senator, was one of the people who helped broker had deal in long meetings and dinners with sanders. >> -- governor has son, senator shaheen, thank you very much for your behind remarks. and let me begin by thanking the 13 million americans who voted for me during the democratic
primaries. and thank you, new hampshire, for giving us our first great victory. and a very special thanks to the people of the state of vermont whose support for so many years as a mayor, as a congressman, as a senator and as a presidential candidate have sustained me and jane and our entire family. vermont, thank you. let me also thank the hundreds of thousands of volunteers throughout this country in every state in the union who worked so hard on our campaign and the millions of contributors who showed the world that we could
run a successful national campaign based on small individual contributions. [ applause ] >> 2.5 million of them. together we have begun a political revolution to transform america and that revolution continues. [ applause ] >> together we will continue to fight for a government which represents all of us and not just the 1%.
a government based on the principles of economic, social, racial and environmental justice. i am proud of the campaign we ran here in new hampshire and across the country. our campaign won the primaries and caucuses in 22 states and when the roll call at the democratic national convention is announced it will show that we won almost 1900 delegates. [ applause ],900 delegates. [ applause ] >> far more than almost anyone thought we could win. but it is not enough to win the
she will be the democratic nominee for president and i intend to do everything i can to make certain she will be the next president of the united states. [ applause ] >> i have come here today not to talk about the past, but to focus on the future. that future will be shaped more by what happens on november 8th in voting booths across our nation than by any other event
in the world. i have come here to make it as clear as possible as to why i am endorsing hillary clinton. [ cheers and applause ] >> and why she must become our next president. during the last year i have had the extraordinary opportunity, an extraordinary opportunity, to speak to more than 1.4 million americans at rallies in almost every state in our country.
i was also able to meet with many thousands of other people at smaller gatherings and the profound lesson that i have learned is that this campaign is not really about hillary clinton or donald trump or bernie sanders or any other candidate who sought the presidency. this campaign is about the needs of the american people and addressing -- [ applause ] >> -- 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.
[ applause ] >> it is very easy to forget and republicans want us to forget where we were seven and a half years ago when president obama came into office. as a result of the greed, recklessness and illegal behavior on wall street our economy was in the worst economic downturn since the great depression. some 800,000 people a month were losing their jobs, we were running up a record breaking deficit and the world's financial system was on the verge of collapse. we have come a long way in the
last seven and a half years and i thank president obama -- [ applause ] >> -- i thank president obama and vice president biden for their leadership in pulling us out of that terrible recession. but i think we can all agree that much, much more needs to be done. too many americans are still being left out, left behind and ignored. in the richest country in the history of the world there is too much poverty, there is too much despair.
this election is about the single mother i saw in nevada who with tears in her eyes told me that she was scared to death of the future because she and her daughter were not making it on the $10.45 an hour she was earning. this election is about that woman and the millions of other workers in this country who are falling further and further behind as they try to survive on totally inadequate wages. hillary clinton understands that we must fix an economy in america that is rigged and that sends almost all of the new wealth and income to the top 1%.
hillary clinton understands that if someone in america works 40 hours a week that person should not be living in poverty. she believes, we all believe that we must raise the minimum wage to a living wage. and further she wants to create millions of new jobs by rebuilding our crumbling infrastructu infrastructure, our roads, our bridges, our water systems, our wastewater plants. but her opponent, donald trump, well, he has a very different
view. he believes that states should have the right to lower the minimum wage or even abolished the concept of the minimum wage. if donald trump is elected we will see no increase in the federal minimum wage of $7.25 an hour, a starvation wage. this election is about which candidate will nominate supreme court justices who are -- [ applause ] >> -- who will nominate supreme court justices who are prepared to overturn the disastrous citizens united decision, a
decision which is allowing billionaires to buy elections and is undermining our democracy. this election is about who will appoint new justices on the supreme court who will defend a woman's right to choose. who will defend the rights of the lgbt community. who will defend workers' rights, the needs of minorities and immigrants and the government's ability to protect our environment. if anyone out there thinks that
this election is not important, take a moment to think about the supreme court justices that donald trump will nominate and what that means to civil liberties, equal rights and the future of our country. this campaign is about moving the united states toward universal healthcare. and reducing the number of people in our country who are uninsured or underinsured. hillary clinton wants to see that all americans have the right to choose a public option
in their healthcare exchange. which will lower the cost of healthcare for millions. she also believes that anyone 55 years or older should be able to opt into medicarehealthcare for. she also believes that anyone 55 years or older should be able to opt into medicawhich will lower healthcare for millions. she also believes that anyone 55 years or older should be able to opt into medicare, and she wants to see millions more americans gain access to primary healthcare, dental care, mental health counseling and low cost prescription drugs. through a major and dramatic expansion of community health centers throughout this country expansion of community health centers throughout this country major and dramatic expansion of community health centers throughout this country. hillary is committed to seeing
thousands of young doctors, nurses, psychologists, dentists and other medical professionals practice in underserved areas as we follow through on president obama's idea of tripling funding for the national health service corps. in new hampshire, in vermont and across this country we have a major epidemic of opiate and heroin addiction. people are dying every day from overdoses. hillary clinton understands that if we are serious about addressing this crisis, we need major changes in the way we deliver mental health treatment throughout this country.
and that is what expanding community health centers will do and that is what getting medical personnel into the areas we need them most will do. and what is donald trump's position on healthcare? well, no surprise there, same old same old republican contempt for working families. he wants to abolish the affordable care act, throw -- throw 20 million people off of the health insurance they currently have and cut medicaid for low income americans. the last thing we need today in america is a president who doesn't care about whether millions of americans will lose
access to the healthcare coverage they desperately need. we need more people with access to quality healthcare, not fewer. hillary clinton also understands that millions of our seniors, disabled veterans and others are struggling with the outrageously high cost of prescription drugs. she and i are in agreement that medicare must negotiate drug prices with the pharmaceutical industry. and that we must expand the use of generic medicine. drug companies should not be making billions in profit while one out of five americans are
unable to afford the medicine they need. the greed of the drug companies must end. this election is about the grotesque level of wealth and economy that exists, the worst it has been in our country since 1928. hillary clinton knows that something is fundamentally wrong when the very rich become richer while many others are working longer hours for lower wages. she knows that it is absurd that middle class americans are paying an effective tax rate higher than hedge fund millionaires.
and that there are corporations in this country that make billions of dollars a year in profit, yet because of the loopholes that their lobbyists created in a given year they do not pay a nickel in federal taxes. that is wrong. while hillary clinton supports making our tax code fairer and more progressive, donald trump wants to give hundreds of billions of dollars in tax breaks to the very wealthiest people in this country. his reckless economic policies will not only exacerbate income and wealth inequality, they will increase our national debt by trillions of dollars. this election is about the thousands of young people i have
met throughout this country who have left college deeply in debt. the many others who cannot afford to go to college and the need in this country to have the best educated workforce in a highly competitive global economy. [ applause ] >> hillary clinton believes that we must substantially lower student debt and that we must make public colleges and universities tuition free for the middle class and working families of this country. this is a major initiative that will revolutionize higher education in this country and
improve the lives of so many of our people. think of what it will mean, think of this, whenever child in this country regardless of the income of his or her family knows that if they study hard, if they take school seriously, yes, they will be able to get a college education and leave school without debt. [ applause ] >> this election is about climate change, the greatest environmental crisis facing our planet and the need to leave this world in a way that is healthy and inhabitable for our children and future generations.
hillary clinton is listening to the scientists who tell us that if we do not act boldly in the very near future there will be more drought, more floods, more acidification of the oceans, more rising sea levels. she understands that we must work with countries around the world in transforming our energy system away from fossil fuel and away from fossil fuels and into energy efficiency and sustainable energy. and that when we do that we can create a whole lot of good paying jobs. well, donald trump, like most
republicans, sadly and tragically is choosing to reject science. something no presidential candidate should ever do. he believes that climate change is a hoax. in fact, he wants to expand the use of fossil fuels. that would be a disaster for our country and for the entire planet. this election is about the leadership we need to pass comprehensive immigration reform and repair a broken criminal justice system. [ applause ] it's about making sure that young people in this country are in good schools or at good jobs,
not in jail cells. secretary clinton understands that we do not need to have more people in jail than any other country on earth at an expense of $80 billion a year. in these stressful times for our country this election must be about bringing our people together not dividing us up. [ applause ] >> while donald trump is busy insulting mexicans and muslims and women and african-americans and our veterans, hillary clinton understands that our
diversity is one of our greatest strengths. yes, we become stronger when black and white, latino, asian-american, native american, all of us stand together. yes, we become stronger when men and women, young and old, gay and straight, native born and immigrant fight to rid this country of all forms of bigotry. [ applause ] >> it is no secret that hillary clinton and i disagree on a number of issues.
that is what this campaign has been about. that is what democracy is about. but i am happy to tell you that at the democratic platform committee, which ended sunday night in orlando, there was a significant coming together between the two campaigns, and we produced we produced by far the most progressive platform in the history of the democratic party. our job now is to see that platform implemented by a democratically controlled
lady, who broke precedent, in terms of the role that a first lady was supposed to play. and as she helped lead the fight to universal health care, i serve with her in the u.s. senate, and know her as a fierce advocate for the rights of our children. and i know her and all of you know her as one of the most intelligent people that we have ever met. hillary clinton will make an outstanding president, and i am proud to stand with her today.
thank you all very much. that's bernie sanders speaking for more than a half hour, just about 30 minutes, a few minutes more, with a ringing endorsement at the end, giving all of the reasons why he is telling all of his supporters, 15 million people who voted for him. here is hillary clinton, why they should switch their allegiance to her. it is so great to be here with so many friends, all thold new. thank you. thank you so much. i have to say it is such a great privilege to be here with senator sanders, being here with him in new hampshire, i can't help but reflect how much more enjoyable this election is going
to be, now that we are on the same side. because you know what, we are stronger together. and i want to give a special thanks to someone who has been with senator sanders every step of the way, not just throughout this campaign, but over the years, his wonderful wife, jane sanders. and also, i've had the pleasure of meeting his son, levy sanders, thank you. i also appreciate greatly having the opportunity for all of us to
hear from the speakers beforehand. governor maggie hasson, the next senator from the state of new hampshire. senator jean sheahan, who is doing a tremendous job for you. and we are delighted to have heard from and have with us, bill mckibbon, and jim dee. over these last few weeks, bernie and i have worked together on plans to put college within reach for more people. and to ensure that everyone in america has access to quality affordable health care. and now with your help, we are joining forces to defeat donald
trump, win in november, and yes, together, build a future, we can all believe in. just as bernie said over the years, i've gotten to know him as a colleague and a friend. his reputation for passionate advocacy hasn't always made him the most popular person in washington. but you know what? that's generally a sign you're doing something right. and throughout this campaign, senator sanders has brought people off the sidelines and into the political process. he has energized and inspired a
generation of young people who care deeply about our country, and are building a movement that is bigger than one candidate or one campaign. so thank you, thank you, bernie, for your endorsement, but more than that, thank you for your lifetime of fighting injustice. i am proud to be fighting alongside you, because my friends, this is a time for all of us to stand together. these have been difficult days for america. taking -- yes, they do. and taking on -- taking on the systemic racism that plagues our country and rebuilding the frayed bonding of trust and respect between law enforcement and the communities they serve
will require contributions from all of us. and we have to begin by starting to listen to each other. and more than that, we then have to come together to do something that will help us fix these problems and heal these wounds. we have to reform our broken criminal justice system, take back our democracy from the wealthy special interests, and make our economy work for everyone, not just those at the top. and you know what? we have to do all these things at the same time. that's why throughout this campaign, we've been calling for eliminating racial profiling and disparities in sentencing, ending the era of mass
incarceration, dismantling the school to prison pipeline, providing more employment opportunities for formerly in ca -- incarcerated people. in addition to that i am proposing two new steps that get law enforcement the support they need, while also stopping the tragedy, the tragedy of black men and women and black children being killed in police incidents. first, first, let's bring law enforcement and communities they swear to protect and serve together. to develop national guidelines on the use of force by police office officers.
and second, let's provide better training on implicit bias. that remains a problem, even in our best police departments, but it also remains a problem across society. and i'm asking for all of us to really search our hearts and minds, to make sure we don't, we don't have those implicit bia s biases. let's learn from police departments like dallas, that had made strong progress and apply their lessons nationwide. because everyone in every community benefits when there is respect for the law and when everyone is respected by the law.