After Sanders Speech, MSNBC Interviews Three Straight Bernie Supporters Who Still Won't Support Clinton

Supporters hold signs as Democratic presidential candidate, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., is introduced during a rally Feb. 19, 2016, in Reno, Nev. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
July 26, 2016

Three separate Bernie Sanders supporters interviewed by MSNBC at the Democratic National Convention Monday night all expressed their dislike for Hillary Clinton and being unmoved by the call to get behind her campaign.

The bitter fight between Sanders and Clinton for the primary got worse with leaked DNC emails revealing party officials favored Clinton's candidacy. However, Sanders endorsed Clinton on July 12, and he urged Democrats to support her during his speech Monday.

Like many other Sanders fans, California delegate Bernadette Gomez became emotional during Sanders' address, and she held a sign that changed Clinton's "Stronger Together" motto to say "Stop her."

"To see him endorse someone that I'm not particularly as passionate about, it was just very difficult to see that, considering for the past year-and-a-half, he's been very anti-Hillary," she said. "So seeing the endorsement, seeing him telling us that she's the best choice, it's just really hard for me to accept."

Gomez said she was considering leaving the Democratic Party altogether. Asked who she would pick between Clinton and Republican nominee Donald Trump in the fall, Gomez said she would likely go to the Green Party candidate, Jill Stein.

Louisiana delegate Mouzella Bell, another devoted Sanders fan, flatly said "no" when MSNBC reporter Kelly O'Donnell asked her if Sanders' speech had moved her toward Clinton.

The issue for her was "trust."

"The main thing is trust," she said. "If Bernie told me something today, I would trust Bernie. I mean, it's just something that a person has to work on. It's like any type of relationship. Once you first get into it, there's not that good of a trust issue there, but hopefully as we get to know her better and as we learn to see what she truly stands for, what she truly feels about people, then maybe a relationship can start to grow. But it starts with her."

Later, reporter Hallie Jackson asked another emotional Sanders supporter, Ashley Andreas, if anything Sanders said on the night made her change her mind.

"Will you vote for her in November?" Jackson asked.

"No," Andreas said.

"Why not?" Jackson asked.

"Because she hasn't changed anything," Andreas said.

"Your candidate just got up there and delivered an impassioned speech, a plea for why people like you should vote for Hillary Clinton ... Was any of that convincing to you?" Jackson asked.

"No, because her voting record does not match that. She still has not moved to say no to the TPP, which will severely impact our economy and our environment in a negative way," Andreas said.

Clinton has actually come out against the TPP, although it was a full flip-flop from her previous support for it while secretary of state.

"Maybe after Thursday, my sentiments will change," Andreas said. "I mean, I don't see it happening. I would really have to hear a stronger stance from Hillary on things like the TPP and corporate money in politics, because she's kind of the poster child for corporate greed in politics."