It was the night of Sanders’ surprise appearance at the Democratic National Convention, but his speech didn’t do much for the party’s chances.
He said the country needed “a new political voice.”
And he said “the system is broken.”
Sanders was interrupted by a chant of “Bernie!
That was followed by cheers from the crowd, but he was booed for taking the stage with the word “Trump” in his name.
It was Sanders’ first big moment since the night before when he took the stage at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland.
He talked about his “personal story of racism” and his experience as a young immigrant in New York City.
He touched on his belief that he could be president, and his campaign had some big moments in the lead-up to the convention.
He made a pitch for unity, saying he had “been in this race all along.”
But he was still not a “yes” vote.
He did not mention his name during the speech, even after a chant started at one point.
“You know, I have always said I will run again,” he said.
“But I will not be running for president.
I do not think it is appropriate.”
The crowd cheered at the end of his speech.
“That was a moment,” Sanders said, “when you felt like, this is not what we are about.”
His message was one he has been trying to hammer home since he launched his presidential campaign.
The Sanders campaign has struggled to win over African-Americans, Latinos and young people who supported former President Barack Obama.
Sanders is running on a platform of economic fairness, and has repeatedly talked about creating an economy that works for all Americans, not just those who are “rich and powerful.”
He’s made promises to get the economy moving again, including boosting public college tuition, expanding health care and supporting unions.
But the Sanders campaign had not made much progress on any of those issues.
Sanders said his campaign is “the most progressive, most progressive campaign that we have seen.”
He has said he wants to make college free, raise the minimum wage and raise taxes on the wealthy.
He’s also criticized the Republican Party, arguing that it does not support the poor and marginalized.
But on Saturday, he did not say if he would endorse Hillary Clinton, the Democratic front-runner.
Clinton was in Cleveland last week to meet with Sanders and other activists, and Sanders is not expected to endorse her.
He has also spoken to Clinton supporters on his phone.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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