On The Late Show With Stephen Colbert, Senator Bernie Sanders stopped by to discuss his new book Bernie Sanders Guide to Political Revolution which may have gotten a bit overshadowed by Hillary Clinton’s book What Happened, where she claimed that Sanders’ attacks during the 2016 election caused lasting damage to her campaign and that he made it “harder to unify Progressives.”
Sanders was not one to back down from Clinton, citing the increase in young people and working class people running for office since the 2016 election saying, “Actually, the case is that the Progressive movement today and grassroots activism is stronger than it has been in many, many years.”
But ultimately he wasn’t interested in dwelling on the past citing multiple issues facing the United States. “We have too many problems. We've got this DACA issue, the outrageous effort on Trump's part to throw 800,000 people off their legal status, we have to deal with climate change, raise the minimum wage, we have to have healthcare for all our people as a right.”
Colbert went on to ask Sanders about what Clinton called in her book “pony promises,” the accusation that Sanders was promising too much. Sanders disagreed that his ideas were out of reach. “I said in America we should join every other industrialized country and guarantee healthcare to all people as a right, and there is now growing sentiment for that effort. So that's not a pipe dream,” he said.
Colbert will be interviewing Hillary Clinton in a week and when he asked Sanders if he had a message for her, Sanders invited Clinton to join him in the fight saying, “We need her help to go forward. Let's not keep arguing about 2016. Let's get together, take on Trump's desire to divide us up, let's go forward with the Progressive agenda. Ask her if she'll do that.”