PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) – Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders doesn’t agree with New York Times columnist Paul Krugman that his primary race against Hillary Clinton is already “essentially over.”
“I think Mr. Krugman might want to tell the people of California that – they kind of think that maybe the largest state in this country should have the right to determine who the candidate for president will be and what the agenda of the Democratic Party will be,” Sanders shot back after hearing of Krugman’s comments.
“We’re in this fight till the last vote is cast,” he declared.
Sanders spoke during a one-on-one interview in Providence with WPRI.com’s Ted Nesi, the only local television reporter who sat down with the Vermont senator while he visited Rhode Island. (No other presidential candidate has accepted an interview request from WPRI.com.) The interview took place shortly before Sanders addressed a crowd of more than 7,000 at a rally in Providence.
Sanders discussed how he’s staying competitive with nearly all top Rhode Island Democrats backing his opponent, why he disagrees with Hillary Clinton about free college tuition, how he’d handle Rhode Island’s heavy loss of manufacturing jobs, how the campaign has changed him and whether the movement he’s created could outlast his candidacy. Rhode Island’s primary is Tuesday.
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