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Bernie Sanders Acknowledges 2020 Run is Possible: ‘I am Not Taking it Off the Table’

Is Bernie Sanders poised to take another shot at winning the White House?

In an interview set to air Thursday morning on SiriusXM Progress’s Make It Plain with Mark Thompson, the Vermont Senator refused to rule out a 2020 run.

“I am not taking it off the table,” Sanders said. “I just have not made any decisions.”

He promptly added, though, “I think it’s much too early.”

Sanders will be 79 years old on election day 2020. Should he run and win, he would, on his very first day, be the oldest person ever to serve as President. He would also, by nearly a decade, be the oldest person ever elected to the office. President Donald Trump is currently the oldest, having won at age 70.

The Vermont Senator also weighed in on the email chain released by Donald Trump Jr., in which he set up a meeting with a Russian attorney who claimed to have dirt on Hillary Clinton. Calling it a “very damaging piece of evidence,” Sanders preahed patience, and declared confidence in special counsel Robert Mueller to “get to the root” of the matter.

“I don’t want to jump the gun,” Sanders aid. “But…to me, this is pretty clearly a damaging revelation.”

Listen to a portion of the interview above, via SiriusXM.

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