WATCH: Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia

Published 07/25 2016 01:15PM

Updated 07/25 2016 08:45PM

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The first day of the Democratic National Convention got underway Monday.  

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Seeking to avoid a televised display of disunity, Bernie Sanders on Monday urged supporters to line up behind Democrat Hillary Clinton and claimed victory in deposing and sidelining a top party official.

A fresh email controversy, appearing to show bias by party officials against Sanders, has made that task harder just as the national spotlight turns to the Democrats' rally behind Clinton.

"Brothers and sisters, this is the real world that we live in," Sanders told his audience, raising his hand in an effort to quiet them. Republican nominee Donald Trump is "a bully and demagogue," he said, who must not win the White House.

Some of his supporters jeered in disapproval, indicating turmoil at this week's Democratic National Convention won't end with the departure of the party chairman, Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz of Florida.

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