Bernie Sanders has reportedly backed Jeremy Corbuyn in the Labour leadership contest.
The Labour leader told supporters at a phone bank on Monday evening the US Senator, who challenged Hillary Clinton for the Democratic presidential nomination, had sent him a message of support.
“We had a message yesterday from Bernie Sanders saying that they condemned him because he wasn’t electable,” the Press Association reports he said.
“And he said the reason they condemned him was because he was electable. And he represented a threat to the establishment within the USA.
Corbyn added: “So I think you can see the parallels that are going on there.”
There are often parallels made between the two left-wing politicians – including their ability to draw large crowds. However unlike Corbyn, Sanders failed to capture the leadership of his party.
Corbyn was speaking at a phone bank organised to drum up support for his leadership battle against Owen Smith.
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