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Green Party candidate Jill Stein attacks Sanders for endorsing Clinton

Stein says Clinton is the 'opposite' of what Sanders fought for.


Kristen Hubby


Published Jul 13, 2016   Updated May 26, 2021, 11:24 am CDT

Jill Stein, the presumptive Green Party nominee, had a lot to say on Tuesday toward Sen. Bernie Sanders’s announcement to endorse his former primary opponent Hillary Clinton.

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At a campaign event in New Hampshire, Sanders left no doubt that he will do his best to win back his supporters, stating Clinton will make an “outstanding president.” The two said they will be joining forces to defeat Donald Trump— declaring “we are stronger together.” 

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The Green Party candidate was against the announcement, stating in one of more than a dozen tweets that “it sounds like the only good thing Bernie can say about Hillary is that she’s not Donald.”

Stein has been vocally against Clinton throughout the campaign, and argued her point to Sanders supporters alongside hashtags like “#HillNo” and “#JillYes.” 

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Stein even challenged Clinton to a debate.

Stein finished her string of tweets by sending her congratulations to Sanders for his campaign and the impact it made on America, closing out with a motivational tweet.

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Stein also held a Facebook Live event Tuesday night. She used the livestream to talk about the future of her campaign, and invited viewers to join her presidential campaign as “the only national party that’s not poisoned” with “corporate money, by lobbyists, and by super PAC.”

“Sanders, a life-long independent who has advocated for building an independent democratic socialist party similar to Canada’s New Democratic Party, has said that his decision to run as a Democrat was based on pragmatism, but there is nothing pragmatic about supporting a party that for decades has consistently sold out the progressive majority to the billionaire class,” Stein said in a press release. “This false pragmatism is not the path to revolutionary change but rather an incrementalism that keeps us trapped, voting for lesser evil again and again.”

Stein wasn’t the only political figure who had something to say about the endorsement, as Donald Trump took the initiative to bring up his own agenda and pitch to Sanders supporters:

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Stein has yet to reply to the Daily Dot’s request for comment.

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*First Published: Jul 13, 2016, 8:37 am CDT