RI delegates meet with Sanders, touched by Clinton remarks

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PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Democratic Sen. Bernie Sanders has met with a receptive Rhode Island delegation to the Democratic National Convention to thank them for his victory in the state, encourage them to vote for Hillary Clinton, and to work for more change.

Sanders spoke to applause Wednesday morning, calling Republican Donald Trump a demagogue and “the worst candidate for president in the modern history of this country.”

Also Wednesday, state party Chairman Rep. Joe McNamara says delegates were touched by the remarks of former President Bill Clinton about longtime friend and Rhode Islander Mark Weiner (WY’-ner), who died Tuesday.

Clinton told the convention crowd that he and his wife cried together upon learning of Weiner’s death.

McNamara calls his death a tremendous loss, and says members of the delegation feel a profound sorrow.

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