Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders heads to the White House for a sit down meeting with President Obama to discuss his next move, following Hillary Clinton's victory in clinching the party's nomination. Linda So reports.
It could be a decisive day for Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders. He heads to the White House to sit down with President Obama, just days after his challenger Hillary Clinton clinched the party's nomination. Obama is hoping to nudge the Vermont senator towards accepting Clinton as the nominee and to unify the party around defeating Donald Trump. Democrats know they need the support of Sanders followers to win the general election after polls show Sanders would do better against Trump in November. SOUNDBITE: JEFF WEAVER, SANDERS SPOKESMAN, SAYING: "It's certainly a persuasive argument nobody wants to see Donald Trump in the White House." During a taping of "The Tonight Show" with Jimmy Fallon, Obama praised Sanders for the energy and new ideas he brought to the campaign. Obama is expected to formally endorse Clinton, his former secretary of state, but not until after meeting with Sanders. The Vermont senator will also meet with Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid and then hold a rally in Washington, D.C. which holds its Democratic primary on Tuesday.