Jeremy Corbyn Praises Bernie Sanders For Pushing Hillary Clinton To The Left

Sanders’ insurgent campaign for the Democratic presidential campaign surprised many with how successful it was. However he eventually lost the race to Clinton.

Last week, Corbyn’s campaign team was forced to issue a clarification after the Labour leader incorrectly claimed Sanders had sent him a message of support.

Today, Corbyn was speaking at the launch of his “digital manifesto” in east London – which set out plans to “democratise the internet” and fight “the most visible general election campaign ever”.

“Bernie Sanders campaign was amazing in that the numbers of people it energised, the number of people it mobilised and the fact that it was totally counter-intuitive to the norm of US politics, which is to appeal to the base that votes and appeal to the interests of those voters who actually take part in the election.

“What Bernie Sanders campaign did was engergise a whole lot of people in some extent the way Barack Obama did in 2008, by broadening the electoral base and involving very large numbers of people.

“He did that though a combination of digital technology and public rally appearances all over the country.”

Corbyn added: “No, he didn’t win the nomination, we fully understand, but he’s changed the Democratic Party a great deal.”

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