U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders has expressed private concerns about the way Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden is campaigning while the race is in recent weeks, a report said.
Sanders, who dropped out of the race in April and immediately backed Biden after a tough democratic primary battle last spring, said Biden wanted to focus more on kitchen issues such as higher wages, job growth and access to health care. stopping campaigns instead of criticizing President Trump, the Washington Post reported, citing three sources familiar with his talks.
Sanders, who gathered a youth movement around his two White House campaigns, also hoped Biden would adopt progressive fire brands such as Alexandria Ocasio-Cortes, DN.Y., in an attempt to garner more support from young voters. Ocasio-Cortes stumbled for Sanders as he ran.
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Biden reportedly kept his distance from himself and some progressives such as Ocasio-Cortes amid Trump’s attacks that Biden was controlled by the “radical left” and the Socialists.
Uncertainty also came after polls in some states on the battlefield tightened – albeit with Biden in particular – and reported that Biden’s support among Spaniards had lagged behind.
“Senator Sanders is confident that Joe Biden is in a very strong position to win this election, but he still believes there are areas where the campaign can continue to improve,” said former Sanders campaign manager Faiz Shakir in a statement. before Post. “He has been in direct contact with Biden’s team and called on them to put more emphasis on raising wages, creating millions of well-paid jobs, reducing the cost of prescription drugs and expanding the scope of healthcare. “
Shakir added that Sanders was “working hard” to elect the former vice president.
Sanders “also believes that stronger contact with young people, the Latino community and the progressive movement will be a real help for the campaign,” he added.
Following the clear tensions between Sanders and Clinton in 2016 amid the half-approval of the former Secretary of State – which led some Sanders supporters to vote for a third party, which may have contributed to Clinton’s close loss in the college – Sanders unequivocally supported Biden and is constantly campaigning on his behalf.
He spoke to voters in Michigan on Saturday, urging them to vote for Biden, according to the Post. This was his eighth such event for the nominee.
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Former Senate colleagues seem to like each other genuinely, according to the Post, something that doesn’t always seem obvious to Sanders and Clinton. Earlier this year, Clinton said in an interview, “No one [in the Senate] he likes it, nobody wants to work with him, he hasn’t done anything, “said Sanders.
Clinton’s surprise loss in 2016 is very much in the minds of Democrats, worried that Biden’s lead in the polls could evaporate, as hers in another election night loss.