While it's not an endorsement, it's growing closer. On Friday on Morning Joe, Hillary Clinton's fierce primary rival, Bernie Sanders, spoke of voting for Clinton in the November election, having admitted earlier this week that he's aware that the nomination is no longer within his grasp. "Yes," he said when asked on the morning news program. "The issue right here is I’m going to do everything I can to defeat Donald Trump. I think Trump in so many ways would be a disaster if he were elected president.”
Having declared throughout primary season that he would do everything in his power to hold on until the last vote was being counted, Sanders admitted on C-SPAN on Thursday, "It doesn't appear that I'm going to be the nominee." The week before, Clinton had secured the number of delegates required to be the first female nominee of a major party in U.S. history. Sanders' campaign had fought the news, saying that the nomination slot was open until the July DNC convention in Philadelphia.
Earlier this week, after meeting with Clinton, Sanders declared his intent to work with her to defeat Trump. While Sanders is still technically in the race, his path to the nomination is all but impossible at this point — and both Sanders and Clinton know it.