BURLINGTON, VT. – U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders said on Sunday that he will meet on Tuesday with Hillary Clinton and planned to discuss whether she would “stand up forcefully for working families and be prepared to take on Wall Street and the big money interests.”
Sanders also said he hoped Democrats at their national convention this summer in Philadelphia would adopt “the most progressive platform in the history of the Democratic Party” including support for providing health care for all Americans, making public colleges and universities tuition free and addressing the global crisis of climate change.
On ABC’s “This Week,” Sanders said he would “do everything I can to defeat Donald Trump.’
Regarding the upcoming meeting with Clinton, Sanders said:
“What I need to see is a commitment that there will be progressive taxation, that Wall Street and the large corporations who are making billions of dollars a year and billionaires start paying their fair share of taxes so we can address the crises facing inner cities and the fact that we have the highest rate of childhood poverty of any major country on Earth. That we need to make sure, in one way or another, that every American has health care as a right, and we join the rest of the industrialized world, that public colleges and universities, again, in one way or another — she may disagree with me as to how we get there, but that public colleges and universities are tuition-free, that we create a massive federal jobs program to put millions of people back to work rebuilding our crumbling infrastructure, and George, the recognition that climate change is the great global environmental crisis that we face. We’ve got to work with the world aggressively to transform our energy system away from fossil fuel to sustainable energy and energy efficiency.”
Sanders also appeared Sunday on “Meet the Press” on NBC and “Face the Nation” on CBS.