Singer Pharrell Williams and Hillary Clinton’s former rival Bernie Sanders came out to support the Democratic presidential nominee at a rally in North Carolina. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton got a boost from pop star Pharrell Williams and Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders at a rally in the swing state of North Carolina on Thursday. Singer-songwriter Williams, who is best known for his hit song "Happy", said that Clinton had made commitments to fight for equal rights for women and would improve the situation for African-Americans. "I'm here because I believe she's going to fight for us," said Pharrell, adding that Clinton will fulfill the promise of a country "where all men and women are created equal." Sanders, Clinton's rival during the Democratic primary, said that her Republican opponent, Donald Trump's campaign was founded on bigotry. "We have come too far, too many people have gone to jail, and too many have died in the struggled for equal rights we are never going back to a bigoted society," he said. North Carolina is a critical swing state in the November 8th presidential election, and recent polling puts Clinton and Trump in a virtual dead heat in the state.