Bernie Sanders rejected recommendations from President Barack Obama that he accept a vice president position with Hillary Clinton, a source close to Sanders’ campaign told Infowars.
During the pair’s meeting at the White House Thursday, Sanders reportedly refused the suggestion over his treatment by the DNC – specifically DNC head Debbie Wasserman Schultz.
The source claims more specifically that Sanders first presented Obama with an ultimatum – fire Schultz or no deal.
“It’s confirmed that Bernie was offered VP from President Obama and turned it down because he want’s Debbie Wasserman fired,” the source said. “Obama wouldn’t do it so Bernie is going to continue his campaign. He’s very upset about the DNC turning on him.”
Sanders, who has repeatedly accused the DNC of favoring Hillary Clinton, vowed last month that Schultz would no longer hold the position if he became president – even going as far as publicly backing Schultz’s primary opponent.
“If elected president, she would not be reappointed chair of the DNC,” Sanders told CNN at the time.
Following the meeting, President Obama opted to openly endorse Hillary Clinton over Sanders – calling the former first lady the most capable candidate in American history.
“I don’t think there’s ever been someone so qualified to hold this office,” Obama said.
Despite Sanders seemingly being thrown under the bus by establishment Democrats, the candidate promised to work with Hillary to defeat Trump after the White House meeting.
“I look forward to meeting with (Clinton) in the near future to see how we can work together to defeat Donald Trump and to create a government which represents all of us and not just the 1%,” Sanders said.
While unverified at this time, the source’s claim aligns perfectly with the current strong of events within the Democratic party.