At Tuesday’s New Hampshire campaign rally, Bernie Sanders formally endorsed Hillary Clinton. Last month, President Obama, through video, endorsed Clinton as well.

In a Facebook note titled “Forever forward,” Sanders wrote, “Today, I endorsed Hillary Clinton to be our next president. I know that some of you will be disappointed with that decision. But I believe that, at this moment, our country, our values, and our common vision for a transformed America, are best served by the defeat of Donald Trump and the election of Hillary Clinton.”

According to CNN, Sanders “pledged to support his former rival through Election Day,” noting their mutual goal to take on Donald Trump. However, Robert Reich, former Secretary of Labor under Bill Clinton, warned before the official announcement was made that Sanders’s endorsement would essentially cause him to lose all of his leverage. Monday night, he posted to his Facebook about believing that Sanders should hold off on announcing until the convention nominated Clinton. The end of his post questioned whether or not Sanders’s supporters would join together “to create a new political force.”

In the wake of the announcement, Trump, the presumptive Republican nominee, took to Twitter to respond to the announcement. He said Sanders “totally sold out to Crooked Hillary Clinton” and acknowledged that his fans were “not happy that he is selling out.” The Sanders campaign quickly retorted by retweeting Trump, saying, “Big talk from the same guy who was too afraid to debate Bernie in California.”

Trump then tweeted again a few hours later, encouraging voters to join his campaign:

The issues that Sanders focused on most during his campaign were the cost of college tuition, creating a living wage, combatting gender inequality and tackling income and wealth inequality.

In Sanders’s Facebook note, he outlined Clinton’s plans, which include a debt-free college plan, investments in health care and raising the minimum wage. After today’s announcement, Clinton took to Twitter to outline some of her plans, which also included tackling systemic racism and ensuring that Wall Street “pays their fair share of taxes.”

Sanders ended the note by calling on everyone to keep the movement together, ensuring that a Democratic nominee is elected in November. He also encouraged his supporters to continue fighting for progressive policies and candidates.

“This movement of ours – this political revolution – must continue,” the note reads. “We cannot let all of the momentum we have achieved in the fight to transform America be lost. We will never stop fighting for what is right.”

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While some people expressed support for the decision, while many were visibly disappointed and upset.

What are your thoughts on Sanders’s decision to endorse Clinton?