Sanders says Obama will remain neutral in Democratic race

Reuters News
Posted: Jan 27, 2016 1:14 PM

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders met with President Barack Obama for an hour on Wednesday for what he called a "positive" and "constructive" discussion of current issues and "a little politics."

Sanders said Obama and Vice President Joe Biden were trying to be as "even-handed" as possible in the race for the Democratic nomination, and dismissed commentary that Obama was favoring Hillary Clinton, his former secretary of state.

"I don't believe that at all," Sanders told reporters on the White House driveway following the meeting.

(Reporting by Roberta Rampton and Ayesha Rascoe; Editing by Susan Heavey)