NEW YORK (FOX 5 NY) - Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders met with the Rev. Al Sharpton in New York City Wednesday, hours after winning the New Hampshire Primary.
The meeting took place over tea at the famed Sylvia's Restaurant in Harlem. Sanders did not speak to reporters.
Sharpton says they discussed issues that affect the African-American community around the country including affirmative action, police brutality and the Flint, Michigan lead water problem.
Sharpton says, "I think it is very important that he sent the signal that on the morning after a historic victory...he would come to Harlem and have breakfast with me."
The Vermont senator swept to victory in Tuesday's New Hampshire primaries, gathering a majority of votes from men, independents and voters under 45, as well as a slim majority of women.
Tuesday night's win for Sanders completes his rise from presidential long shot to legitimate challenger for the Democratic nomination against Hillary Clinton.
With the Associated Press