'She can handle Donald Trump,' Rep. Keith Ellison says in endorsing Hillary Clinton


A day after Bernie Sanders pledged his support for presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, one of Sanders’ earliest and most loyal supporters, Minneapolis congressman Keith Ellison, offered the former first lady and secretary of state an enthusiastic endorsement.

Clinton is progressive enough to rally Democrats by supporting issues such as increasing the minimum wage and relieving student debt, Ellison said Wednesday. Equally important, she is tough enough to defeat Donald Trump, the presumptive Republican nominee.

“She can handle Donald Trump,” Ellison said. “She can beat him because she’s going to stand up to him. This campaign season is particularly nasty. You need someone with some real steel in their spine. She’s that person.”



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