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[11:01:07] BECKY ANDERSON, HOST: Hello. I'm Becky Anderson. Welcome to antoher special ediction of Connect the World live from Paris for you
Our top story this hour, the deadly head-on collision between two passenger trains in tragedy in Italy. A local official says the crash
killed at least 20 people and injured dozens more.
Fireman are now searching what is the shattered train and its carriages two trains collide head on. The accident happened in a remote
coastal area in the Puglia region.
CNN contributor Barbie Nadeau joining me now live from Rome with more.
What is the latest in what is this horrific crash, Barbie?
BARBIE NADEAU, CNN CORRESPONDENT: Well, it is really just a horrific, horrific crash. These two trains going full speed on the same track
crashing into each other. We think as many as five, six, maybe seven of the train cars are still mangled. They haven't even been able to reach
those yet to get the victims out.
It took almost four hours to get any heavy equipment, lifting equipment in, so they could start the process start the process of lifting
the crumpled cars off of each other. I think it will be some time before we understand the full extent of this disaster and how many people lost
The Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi says he will go there tonight. He is calling for an investigation to understand if this was human error or
if this was something technical, some glitch that shouldn't have happened.
Let's hear what Prime Minister Renzi had to say. He spoke earlier.
(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP)
MATTEO RENZI, ITALIAN PRIME MINISTER (through translator): In this crash, unfortunately, there are victims. Minister Del Rio and the head of
civil protection are on their way there with the president of the region. Therefore, I think it is my duty to return back to Rome immediately. Above
all, I would like to express and also on our behalf our condolences to the family.
On the other hand, there will be a full inquiry to find out who is responsible for this crash and what has happened because we need to find
out what has happened, and we will not stop until we establish what has happened.
Now it is clearly a moment of intense emotions, tears, and right now the injured are being
recovered. It is a difficult time.
(END VIDEO CLIP)
NADEAU: You know, one of the big complications in all of this, too, as we said was the remote area where this accident took place. In the
middle of an olive grove. There weren't even roads that were big enough to carry the fire brigade trucks and the ambulances to the area. The local
officials had to put out a call out for any doctors in the area to go to the crash site. They had to put out a call for
people to donate blood. They just weren't ready for a disaster of this magnitude, Becky.
ANDERSON: So just to be clear, at this point authorities are not saying what they believe might have happened because these were too high-
speed trains, it seems, on the same tracks at the same point, going in opposite directions, correct?
NADEAU: That's correct. But this is -- this is a commuter line. This is a rural area of southern
Italy. These weren't the high-speed trains you see going from Florence to Venice and things like that. This was a slower commuter train. They were
still going full speed and they were miles from any stop.
And you know if you take the train in southern Italy part of process is always one train stops, deviates on a sidetrack while another one
passes. That's part of the process. That didn't happen. Somewhere along the line that control system that should have called one those trains off
the track to let the other one through didn't work.
Whether that's human error, or whether that is an incredible technical glitch is really yet to be
ANDERSON: And the prime minister of course pointing out that this investigation is in its very, very early stages.
But nothing -- no stone will be unturned, he said, in order that they find out what happened. And to be clear, once again, 20 people, it seems,
have lost their lives.
Barbie, many others, it appears, are injured.
Just what do we know of that, that emergency operation that's going on at this point? How are they coping?
[11:05:17] NADEAU: Well, for the first several hours, they had to basically come in by helicopter. These are vacant -- these are fields.
Some of them are barren fields, some of them are olive groves at a busy time of the year when there aren't a lot of roads in that area. To get the
ambulances there they had to set up a field hospital in a dusty field, you know, wind blowing.
It's about 38 degrees Celsius down there. Very hot. Not exactly the type of conditions you want when you are trying to extract people from a
situation like that.
And they were very, very concerned about the safety of the emergency workers. These train cars were piled one on to another. They were able to
pull out people in the early stages including two very young children that we saw, but they -- it was very dangerous also for the emergency workers to
go in there and try to determine if they could find anyone alive in there.
One crane, as I said, arrived about four hours later and started lifting the cars. It will be hours before we know really how many people
may be trapped in there, how many people truly lost their lives in this terrible, terrible accident -- Becky.
ANDERSON: Very, very tragic,Barbie, thank you.
Now, to a major development in the race for the White House now. It is the moment Hillary Clinton has waited months for. Finally, after a long
and hard-fought campaign, Bernie Sanders, it seems is ready to endorse his Democratic rival. We are waiting for Clinton and Sanders to appear
together on stage any minute now.
This is a speaker ahead of them at a rally in new Hampshire, of course. We'll get to that live as soon as they step on to the stage.
Before that, let's get you to one of CNN's political analysts, Josh Rogen, who is in Washington.
And Josh, it seems a real effort to put what has been this contentious Democratic campaign behind them and fuse these two wings of the party
together at a time when the Republicans, of course, are yet to be able to come together as a unifying force. How significant is this?
JOSH ROGEN, CNN POLITICAL ANALYST: Well, you are right that this shows a level of unity in the Democratic Party that the Republicans just
can't seem to muster.
This will be the final in a long string of efforts by the Clinton campaign to bring together both
the progressive and center wings. We had Hillary Clinton endorsed by Elizabeth Warren last week. We had her on the trail with President Obama.
And now this joint appearance with Bernie Sanders will put to rest any notion that the Sanders camp is not supporting Hillary Clinton full force.
At the same time, it's hard to avoid the conclusion that Bernie Sanders really sort of misplayed the end of this campaign. And what I mean
by that is his peak power when he was really still in it was sort of set aside and he stuck around too long, at least that's the consensus inside
the Democratic Party and now he is not able to bargain for a lot of concessions for the progressive wing that he really wanted.
So, he will be endorsing Hillary Clinton but he won't be getting a lot of concessions for that
ANDERSON: All right. And Josh, let's just remind our viewers that Hillary Clinton and
Bernie Sanders expected to appear on stage at this rally in New Hampshire momentarily.
And we'll get to that as and when they do.
What are the consequences for the election campaign as a whole now were this to happen in the
next couple of minutes?
ROGEN: Well, what it means is that anyone who is part of the Bernie Sanders machine who has not yet moved over to the Hillary Clinton camp will
now have explicit permission and cover to do so.
Now, that's not say that all of Bernie Sanders supporters -- and he received millions of votes
nationwide -- and a huge operation have waited for Bernie Sanders endorsement. In fact, there have been a series of hires by the Clinton
campaign of Bernie Sander's campaign staffers. There have been extensive discussions behind the scenes between campaign managers Robby Mook and
Bernie Sandes's campaign manager John Weaver. So that merging has already been happening.
But what this means is that now there will be no more daylight between the two sides of the
ANDERSON: Josh, is there any chance that Hillary Clinton could choose Bernie Sanders as her vice presidential runner?
ROGEN: No, there's zero chance. As far as we know, he is not being vetted. It would not make a lot of sense for the Clinton campaign to
choose Bernie Sanders for a variety of reasons. But what Bernie Sanders has said and what he wants is for Hillary Clinton to choose a vice
presidential candidate who represents progressive values, the progressive wing of the party and who represents the millions of people who campaigned
for Bernie Sanders over the past year.
Now, that's also seems unlikely. The best information we have is that the Clinton campaign is
culminating around a decision around Virginia governor -- Tim -- Virginia Senator rather Tim Kaine. She is also vetting Elizabeth Warren. When
Bernie Sanders was asked about this by Bloomberg Politics last week, he said very clearly that he would welcome Elizabeth Warren as a vice
presidential candidate, but he also thought Tim Kaine was a good guy.
So, that's what Bernie Sanders wants. It's not clear that Hillary Clinton campaign is going to respond.
[11:10:49] ANDERSON: All right, ten minutes past 11:00 in Washington.
And in New Hampshire, today, Josh, thank you for your time. We'll get to that rally as and when we see the two start intended as it were.
Now to some other stories on our radar today. And an international court has ruled that China has no legal basis for its claims to contested
waters in the South China Sea.
Beijing is refusing to accept or recognize the verdict, but The Philippines, which brought the
case, is welcoming the ruling.
South Sudan says the international airport in its capital is back open. It comes after a ceasefire was agreed between forces loyal to the
President Salva Kiir and his vice president. Heavy fighting between the two groups has left more than 150 people dead.
In Syria, at least ten civilians were killed in air strikes on Aleppo despite a ceasefire, that's according to the Syrian Observative for Human
Rights. The organization says 19 solders and militiamen loyal to the regime were also killed when rebels blew up a tunnel.
The United Kingdom is preparing for a transition of power earlier than expected. David Cameron held his last cabinet meeting as prime minister
before this woman, Theresa May, takes over the helm on Wednesday. The country's chancellor, or finance minister, George Osbourne has been in the
United States. He spoke to our Fareed Zakaria about the dramatic new developments that have taken place while he has been away.
FAREED ZAKARIA, CNN INTERNATIONAL CORRESPONDENT: George Osbourne, Theresa May is now almost certainly going to be the new prime minister of
Britain. David Cameron says it will happen by Wednesday night. Will you still be chancellor of the exchequer.
GEORGE OSBOURNE, BRITISH CHANCELLOR OF THE EXCHEQUER: Well, in our system, that will be for the new prime minister. And it will be Theresa
May. She will be taking over by the end of Wednesday. I think that's a welcome development. I think Britain needs certainty, the world needs
certainty about the direction that Britain is traveling in. I know Theresa May. I've sat around the cabinet table with her six years.
She is a person of integrity and strength and leadership. And now we can get on with these very important discussions we've got with the
European Union, but also sending that message around the world that we are open for business.
ZAKARIA: If she asks you, will you stay as chancellor of the exchequer?
OSBOURNE: Well, I will always do what I can to help my country and I've given my adult life to public service, but it's very much her
ANDERSON: George Osborne speaking to Fareed Zakaria. That was GPS Sunday 12 noon in London, that's 7:00 P.M. in Hong Kong.
Well, U.S. President Barack Obama has a difficult task ahead as he gets ready to address a city and a nation in mourning. In just a few hours
he will speak at a memorial service in Dallas where a gunman massacred five policemen during a protest over the police killings of two black men.
Mr. Obama will not only offer confident consolation, but will also try to calm racial tensions inflamed by a week of deadly violence.
Let's get an update now from Dallas. Victor Blackwell joining us live. And 11 times of asking, 11 times too many, Obama, will say -- this
is the 11th time the president has traveled to a community in the wake of a mass shooting.
How will he balance what is such a difficult narrative that he has at this point?
VICTOR BLACKWELL, CNN CORRESPONDENT: Well, Becky, we know from the White House that this president is intensely frustrated over the inability
that he says that the country to have a rational conversation about guns and gun control.
And we know that he will be working on the speech himself, not just handing this off to some speech writers.
Now, we have to say that this comes -- this speech comes one month to the day after the Orlando nightclub massacre in which 49 people were
killed. And that is the context in which the people here are receiving that. He will be coming here to speak to the community of Dallas, the
former president, George W. Bush, who lives here in Dallas, will also speak. But as you said there are other audiences, not just a local
audience, but a national -- and in some respects a global audience.
Those Black Lives Matter protesters who have been protesting for five nights, they want to hear a president who understands them, who hears them.
The law enforcement community across the country, they want to hear a president who understands them and also hears them.
And speaking of law enforcement, let's talk now about the investigation that's happening here, because while there is this large
event to try to heal this community, there is still work to understand why and how this happened.
There were bomb-making materials that were pulled out of this gunman's home several days ago in the investigation. And we're learning more about
that. As the chief said, he had plans for a much larger event, a much larger attack.
We've learned there are three powders, about three and a half pounds total, but they are also
materials used by gun enthusiasts.
So the question here is was this something that was used for that hobby or something that was part of a larger plan?
Several law enforcement sources tell CNN that this was not someone who was a bomb-making expert, very low level skills here. But that is part of
investigation. They will be look through his laptop to determine if he had any real training there. That is happening
while we're seeing the president come here. It's scheduled to start in about two-and-a-half hours trying to heal this community, answer the
questions and concerns of those who believe that black people across this country are under attack or being targeted by police, and the law
enforcement community that believes that they, too, are under attack after a literally attack in this city -- Becky.
ANDERSON: And Victor, just very briefly, how would you describe the atmosphere amongst the community there?
BLACKWELL: Well standing here in front of the Dallas Police Department -- and I've been here since Friday, right after the attack, late
Thursday into Friday -- there have been so many people. I'm looking at a group of children who are coming here with signs and bringing flowers.
Actually, Becky, if if you don't mind let's pan over and show that.
This is what we've seen, members of the community bringing flowers, showing that they support the law enforcement community. But there have
been some very difficult conversations we've seen here.
There was a moment over the weekend where there were people who backed the police department and Black Lives Matter protesters on either side of
the streets. And they negotiated and met together, hugged and talked about that's how they need to start the
You see all the flowers and signs here.
These simultaneous conversations about the police and about supporting the police are coming into one. And that's what we're expecting to hear
from the president.
It is a very difficult line to walk in this climate, but this president has done it before. We'll see if he does it today in just a
couple of hours.
[11:17:57] ANDERSON: Victor, we thank you for that.
We will be right back, viewers, after what will be a very short break. And of course we'll get you to the Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton event
as soon as it happens.
[11:20:23] ANDERSON: You are watching CNN and Connect the World with me Becky Anderson out of Paris for you this week.
Welcome back. Let's get you straight to New Hampshire in the U.S. where we are expecting Bernie Sanders to endorse Hillary Clinton for the
Democratic presidential nomination.
You are watching live pictures now from a Clinton rally in Portsmouth. Sanders is there. And before we see both of the stars, as it were, of this
rally today, Josh, our star, standing by with me in Washington.
But Josh, I'm going to have you stand by whilst we go to this rally in New Hampshire.
20 past 11:00 in the morning in the U.S. in New Hampshire. Let's listen in.
SEN. BERNIE SANDERS, DEMOCRATIC PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE: Bill McKibben, Jim Dean, Governor Hassan, Senator Shaheen, thank you very much for your kind
remarks, and let me begin by thanking the 13 million Americans who voted for me during the Democratic primaries.
And thank you, New Hampshire, for giving us our first great victory!
And a very special thanks to the people of the state of Vermont whose support for many years, as a mayor, as congressman, as a senator and as a
presidential candidate, have sustained me and Jane and our entire family.
Vermont, thank you.
Let me also thank the hundreds of thousands of volunteers throughout this country and every state in the union who worked so hard on our campaign and
the millions of contributors who showed the world that we could run a successful national campaign based on small individual contributions.
SANDERS: Two and a half million of them.
Together, we have begun a political revolution to transform America and that revolution continues.
Together, we will continue to fight for a government which represents all of us and not just the one percent.
A government based on the principles of economic, social, racial and environmental justice.
I am proud of the campaign we ran here in New Hampshire and across the country.
Our campaign won the primaries and caucuses in 22 states and when the roll call at the Democratic National Convention is announced, it will show that
we won almost 1,900 delegates.
Far more than almost anyone thought we could win.
But it is not enough to win the nomination. Secretary Clinton goes into the convention with 389 more pledged delegates than we have and a lot more
Secretary Clinton has won the Democratic nominating process.
And I congratulate here for that.
She will be the Democratic nominee for president.
And I intend to do everything I can to make certain she will be the next president of the United States.
I have come here not to talk about the past, but to focus on the future.
That future will be shaped more by what happens on November 8th in voting booths across our nation than by any other event in the world.
I have come here to make it as clear as possible as to why I am endorsing Hillary Clinton.
And why she must become our next president.
During the last year, I have had the extraordinary opportunity -- an extraordinary opportunity to speak to more than 1.4 million Americans at
rallies in almost every state in our country. I was also able to meet with many thousands of other people at smaller gatherings.
SANDERS: And the profound lesson that I have learned is that this campaign is not really about Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump or Bernie Sanders or
any other candidate who sought the presidency.
This campaign is about the needs of the American people and addressing...
And addressing the very serious crises that we face. And there is no doubt in my mind that, as we head into November, Hillary Clinton is far and away
the best candidate to do that.
It is very easy to forget, and Republicans want us to forget where we were seven and a half years ago when President Obama came into office.
As a result of the greed, recklessness and illegal behavior on Wall Street, our economy was in the worst economic downturn since the Great Depression.
Some 800,000 people a month were losing their jobs. We were running up a record-breaking deficit and the world's financial system was on the verge
We have come a long way in the last seven and a half years and I thank President Obama...
I thank President Obama and Vice President Biden for their leadership in pulling us out of that terrible recession.
But I think we can all agree that much, much more needs to be done. Too many Americans are still being left out, left behind and ignored. In the
richest country in the history of the world, there is too much poverty, there is too much despair.
(APPLAUSE) This election is about the single mother I saw in Nevada who, with tears in her eyes, told me that she was scared to death of the future
because she and her daughter were not making it on the $10.45 an hour she was earning.
This election is about that woman and the millions of other workers in this country who are falling further and further behind as they try to survive
on totally inadequate wages.
Hillary Clinton understands that we must fix an economy in America that is rigged and that sends almost all of the new wealth and income to the top
Hillary Clinton understands that if someone in America works 40 hours a week, that person should not be living in poverty.
She believes, we all believe that we must raise the minimum wage to a living wage.
And further, she wants to create millions of new jobs by rebuilding our crumbling infrastructure...
Our roads, our bridges, our water systems, our wastewater plants. But her opponent, Donald Trump, well, he has a very different view.
He believes that states should have the right to lower the minimum wage or even abolish the concept of the minimum wage.
SANDERS: If Donald Trump is elected, we will see no increase in the federal minimum wage of $7.25 an hour, a starvation wage. This election is about
which candidate will nominate Supreme Court justices who are...
Who will nominate Supreme Court justices who are prepared to overturn the disastrous Citizens United decision.
A decision which is allowing billionaires to buy elections and is undermining our democracy. This election is about who will appoint new
justices on the Supreme Court who will defend a woman's right to choose.
Who will defend the rights of the LGBT community.
Who will defend workers rights, the needs of minorities and immigrants and the government's ability to protect our environment.
If anyone out there thinks that this election is not important, take a moment to think about the Supreme Court justices that Donald Trump will
nominate and what that means to civil liberties, equal rights and the future of our country.
This campaign is about moving the United States toward universal health care.
And reducing the number of people in our country who are uninsured or underinsured.
(APPLAUSE) Hillary Clinton wants to see that all Americans have the right to choose a public option in their health care exchange, which will lower
the cost of health care for millions.
She also believes that anyone 55 years or older should be able to opt in to Medicare.
And she wants to see millions more Americans gain access to primary health care, dental care, mental health counseling and low- cost prescription
Through a major and dramatic expansion of community health centers throughout this country.
Hillary is committed to seeing thousands of young doctors, nurses, psychologists, dentists and other medical professionals practice in
underserved areas as we follow through on President Obama's idea of tripling funding for the National Health Service Corps.
In New Hampshire, in Vermont and across this country, we have a major epidemic of opiate and heroin addiction. People are dying every day from
overdoses. Hillary Clinton understands that if we are serious about addressing this crisis, we need major changes we need major changes in the
way we deliver mental health treatment throughout this country.
And that is what expanding community health centers will do, and that is what getting medical personnel into the areas we need them most will do.
SANDERS: And what is Donald Trump's position on health care? Well, no surprise there. Same old -- same old Republican contempt for working
families. He wants to abolish the Affordable Care Act, throw -- throw 20 million people off of the health insurance they currently have and cut
Medicaid for low-income Americans.
The last thing we need today in America is a President who doesn't care about whether millions of Americans will lose access to the health care
coverage they desperately need.
We need more people with access to quality health care, not fewer. Hillary Clinton also understands that millions of our seniors, disabled veterans
and others are struggling with the outrageously high cost of prescription drugs. She and I are in agreement that Medicare must negotiate drug prices
with the pharmaceutical industry.
And that we must expand the use of generic medicine. Drug companies should not be making billions in profit while one out of five Americans are unable
to afford the medicine they need.
The greed of the drug companies must end. This election is about the grotesque level of income and wealth inequality that currently exists, the
worst it has been in our country since 1928.
Hillary Clinton knows that something is fundamentally wrong when the very rich become richer, while many others are working longer hours for lower
wages. She knows that it is absurd that middle-class Americans are paying an effective tax rate higher than hedge fund millionaires. And that there
are corporations in this country that make billions of dollars a year in profit, yet, because of the loopholes that their lobbyists created in a
given year, they don't pay a nickel in federal taxes. That is wrong.
While Hillary Clinton supports making our tax code fairer and more progressive, Donald trump wants to give hundreds of billions of dollars in
tax breaks to the very wealthiest people in this country. (BOOING)
His reckless economic policies will not only exacerbate income and wealth inequality, they will increase our national debt by trillions of dollars.
This election is about the thousands of young people I have met throughout this country who have left college deeply in debt, the many others who
cannot afford to go to college, and the need in this country to have the best educated work force in a highly competitive global economy.
Hillary Clinton believes that we must substantially lower student debt and that we must make public colleges and universities tuition- free for the
middle class and working families of this country.
This is a major initiative that will revolutionize higher education in this country and improve the lives of so many of our people. Think of what it
will mean. Think of this, when every child in this country, regardless of the income of his or her family, knows that if they study hard, if they
take school seriously, yes, they will be able to get a college education and leave school without debt.
SANDERS: This election is about climate change, the greatest environmental crisis facing our planet.
And the need to leave this world in a way that is healthy and habitable for our children and future generations.
Hillary Clinton is listening to the scientists who tell us that if we do not act boldly in the very near future, there will be more drought, more
floods, more acidification of the oceans, more rising sea levels. She understands that we must work with countries around the world in
transforming our energy system away from fossil fuel and -- and away from fossil fuels and into energy efficiency and sustainable energy.
And that when we do that, we can create a whole lot of good- paying jobs.
Well, Donald Trump, like most Republicans, sadly and tragically is choosing to reject science, something no presidential candidate should ever do. He
believes that climate change is a hoax. In fact, he wants to expand the use of fossil fuels. That would be a disaster for our country and for the
This election is about the leadership we need to pass comprehensive immigration reform and repair a broken criminal justice system.
It's about making sure that young people in this country are in good schools or in good jobs, not in jail cells.
Secretary Clinton understands that we do not need to have more people in jail than any other country on earth at an expense of $80 billion a year.
In these stressful times for our country, this election must be about bringing our people together, not dividing us up.
While Donald Trump is busy insulting Mexicans and Muslims and women and African Americans and our veterans, Hillary Clinton understands that our
diversity is one of our greatest strengths.
Yes, we become stronger when black and white, Latino, Asian American, Native American, all of us stand together. Yes, we become stronger when men
and women, young and old, gay and straight, native- born and immigrant fight to rid this country of all forms of bigotry.
It is no secret that Hillary Clinton and I disagree on a number of issues. That is what this campaign has been about. That is what democracy is about.
SANDERS: But I am happy to tell you that at the Democratic Platform Committee which ended Sunday night in Orlando, there was a significant
coming together between the two campaigns and we produced...
... we produced, by far, the most progressive platform in the history of the Democratic Party.
You our job now is to see that platform implemented by a Democratically controlled Senate...
A Democratically controlled House...
And a Hillary presidency.
And I intend to be in every corner of this country to make certain that happens.
I have known Hillary Clinton for 25 years. We were a bit younger then.
I remember her as a great first lady who broke precedent in terms of the role that a first lady was supposed to play.
And as she helped lead the fight to universal health care.
I served with her in the U.S. Senate and know her as a fierce advocate for the rights of our children.
and I know her and all of you know her as one of the most intelligent people that we have ever met.
Hillary Clinton will make an outstanding president and I am proud to stand with her today.
Thank you all very much.
CLINTON: Hello, New Hampshire!
It is so great...
It is so great to be here with so many friends, old and new.
AUDIENCE: Hillary! Hillary! Hillary! Hillary!
CLINTON: Thank you.
AUDIENCE: Hillary! Hillary! Hillary!
CLINTON: Thank you so much. I -- I have to say, it is such a great privilege to be here with Senator Sanders. Being here with him in New
Hampshire, I can't help but reflect how much more enjoyable this election is going to be now that we are on the same side.
Because you know what? We are stronger together.
And I want to give a special thanks to someone who has been with Senator Sanders every step of the way, not just throughout this campaign, but over
the years. His wonderful wife, Jane Sanders.
Also, I've had the pleasure of meeting his son, Levi Sanders. Thank you.
I also appreciate greatly having the opportunity for all of us to hear from the speakers beforehand, Governor Maggie Hassan, the next senator from the
state of New Hampshire...
CLINTON: Senator Jeanne Shaheen, who is doing a tremendous job for you...
And we are delighted to have heard from and have with us Bill McKibben and Jim Dean. Over these last few weeks, Bernie and I have worked together on
plans to put college within reach for more people, and to ensure that everyone in America has access to quality, affordable health care.
And now, with your help, we are joining forces to defeat Donald Trump, win in November, and yes, together build a future we can all believe in.
Just as Bernie said, over the years, I've gotten to know him as a colleague and a friend. His reputation for passionate advocacy hasn't always made him
the most popular person in Washington, but you know what, that's generally a sign you're doing something right.
And throughout this campaign, Senator Sanders has brought people off the sidelines and into the political process. He has energized and inspired a
generation of young people who care deeply about our country and are building a movement that is bigger than one candidate or one campaign.
So thank you, thank you, Bernie, for your endorsement, but more than that...
Thank you for your lifetime of fighting injustice. I am proud to be fighting alongside you, because, my friends, this is a time for all of us
to stand together. These have been difficult days for America.
Taking -- yes, they do. And taking on -- taking on the systemic racism that plagues our country, and rebuilding the frayed bonds of trust and respect
between law enforcement and the communities they serve will require contributions from all of us. And we have to begin by starting to listen to
each other, and more than that, we then have to come together to do something that will help us fix these problems and heal these wounds. We
have to reform our broken criminal justice system, take back our democracy from the wealthy special interests, and make our economy work for everyone,
not just those at the top.
And you know what, we have to do all these things at the same time. That's why throughout this campaign we've been calling for eliminating racial
profiling and disparities in sentencing, ending the era of mass incarceration, dismantling the school-to-prison pipeline, providing more
employment opportunities for formerly incarcerated people.
In addition to that, I am proposing two new steps that get law enforcement the support they need, while also stopping the tragedy, the tragedy of
black men and women and black children being killed in police incidents.
First -- first, let's bring law enforcement and the communities they swear to protect and serve together to develop national guidelines on the use of
force by police officers.
CLINTON: And second, let's provide better training on implicit bias. That remains a problem even in our best police departments, but it also remains
a problem across society.