Sanders meets with Obama, says president will remain neutral in primary race

U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders speaks to reporters at the White House after his meeting with U.S. President Barack Obama in WashingtonBy Roberta Rampton WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders had a rare Oval Office meeting on Wednesday with President Barack Obama, days after Obama praised Hillary Clinton, Sanders’ rival and front-runner in the race to be the Democratic presidential candidate in the Nov. 8 election. Emerging from the White House after an hour, Sanders said the meeting was “constructive” and that Obama was trying to be as “even-handed” as possible in the race, dismissing commentary that Obama was favoring Clinton, his former secretary of state.

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