WASHINGTON — The president of one of the largest labor unions to endorse Sen. Bernie Sanders says it’s time to rally behind Hillary Clinton and keep Donald Trump out of the White House at all costs.
In a speech to union members in D.C. on Tuesday, Chris Shelton, president of the 700,000-member Communications Workers of America, said that while Clinton is not a “perfect candidate,” she is the candidate the union needs to get behind immediately.
While saying Clinton is “not [the] populist” they would prefer, Shelton noted that she stood with the union on the Verizon picket line, sponsored the Employee Free Choice Act as a senator and backs comprehensive immigration reform.
“Donald Trump is a mindless jerk who threatens to destroy our country,” he said. “Hillary Clinton is a thoughtful and experienced leader with whom we have sometimes had disagreements. It’s a no-brainer.”