Rumors have been circulating in the media that Bernie Sanders might be endorsing Hillary Clinton during one of her rallies this week. Are the rumors true? When will this much publicized rally be taking place?
Here’s what you need to know.
The rally is scheduled for Tuesday, July 12 at 11 a.m. local time. It will take place in Portsmouth, New Hampshire at Portsmouth High School on Andrew Jarvis Drive. The doors will open at 9 a.m.
At the time of publication, all that is confirmed is that Hillary Clinton will be leading the rally. Neither Sanders’ campaign nor Clinton’s have said that Bernie Sanders will be attending. The rumors come from reports from The New York Times stating that three confidential, anonymous sources told them Sanders would appear at the rally with Clinton and officially endorse her. However, those sources did not want to be named. That’s why it’s unclear if the endorsement news is true or merely a rumor.
Sanders supporters are skeptical, since they have had bad experiences with media reports in the past when it came to their favored candidate. One example is when multiple media publications reported superdelegate numbers in the total delegate count after each primary, causing it to appear as if Clinton had a much greater lead over Sanders than she actually had achieved. Another concern happened when media reported that Sanders’ supporters were throwing chairs during a Nevada convention. Those reports were later debunked.
According to Clinton’s campaign, during the rally Clinton will “discuss her commitment to building an America that is stronger together and an economy that works for everyone, not just those at the top.” Sanders supporters will recognize this phrase as a key statement often repeated by Sanders, not Clinton, during his campaign.
You can RSVP for Clinton’s rally here. As to whether or not Bernie Sanders will be there, we will update this story if we learn more.