Sen. Bernie Sanders said, "I worked as hard as I could to see that Hillary Clinton would be elected president," but most Americans "vote where they want," on Meet the Press with NBC's Chuck Todd Sunday.

More highlights from the interview:

  • On single-payer healthcare: "That is the direction we've got to go. It is not going to happen tomorrow, I admit that. But we need to put the benchmark down there and go forward."
  • On the future of the Democratic Party: "The current model of the Democratic Party obviously is not working. Republicans control the House, the Senate. They control the White House. They control two-thirds of the Governors' offices throughout this country ... What we need to do is reach out to Independents."

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