Sen. Bernie Sanders experienced what looked like the most awkward seven seconds of his political career Thursday.
Just after President Barack Obama endorsed Hillary Clinton for president Thursday, the Democratic presidential candidate sat with Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid as reporters peppered him with questions. A video shows a reporter ask Sanders for his reaction to Obama’s endorsement.
After the reporter finishes the question, Sanders sits in complete silence for a full seven seconds. Finally Reid interrupts and informs the reporters there will be no questions.
In the entire 30-second clip, Sanders doesn’t say a single word.
Bernie Sanders, juste après l’annonce du soutien de Barack Obama à Hillary Clinton. Silence pic.twitter.com/umE6nrsePw
— Ivan Couronne (@ivancouronne) June 9, 2016
Obama announced the endorsement after a meeting with Sanders at the White House.
“Look, I know how hard this job can be,” Obama said in the video endorsement. “That’s why I know Hillary will be so good at it. In fact, I don’t think there’s ever been someone so qualified to hold this office. She’s go the courage, the compassion, and the heart, to get the job done. And I say that as somebody who had to debate her more than 20 times.”
If you missed Obama’s endorsement, catch it here.
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