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Sanders denies expressing concerns over Biden campaign


Sen. Bernie Sanders on Sunday dismissed assertions made in a Washington Post article that he had privately expressed concerns about Joe Biden’s campaign.

“What I have said privately is what I have said publicly, and that is, I think Biden is in an excellent position to win this election, but I think we have got to do more as a campaign than just go after Trump,” Sanders said in an interview with MSNBC’s Ali Velshi.

According to the Post article on Saturday, Sanders told associates that Biden could be at “serious risk” of losing the election with his more centrist platform.

Sanders told Velshi that, while that was untrue, the campaign could benefit from sharper messaging.

“Trump is a disaster. I think most people know it,” he added. “But we also have to give people a reason to vote for Joe Biden.”

The Vermont senator, whom Biden bested for the Democratic nomination, said people wanted to hear “a little bit more” from the candidate on issues such as raising the minimum wage, expanding health care and lowering the cost of prescription drugs.

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