Though he did not explicitly say he was suspending his campaign, Bernie Sanders came extremely close to acknowledging that he will not topple Hillary Clinton.
The Vermont senator gave an interview to C-SPAN today where a great deal of focus went towards his hopes for what his “political revolution” will mean for the Democratic party. When he was asked about potential roles at the convention in July, Sanders said he expects to speak, but also that “it doesn’t appear that I’m going to be the nominee, so I’m not going to be determining the scope of the convention.”
— CSPAN (@cspan) June 22, 2016
Sanders proceeded to say that he’s in the middle of continued talks and negotiations with the Clinton campaign, and that he hopes she will pick someone with his kind of “progressive” leanings as she moves forward. When asked about how Donald Trump has tried enticing his supporters to come his way, Sanders emphasized that he is determined to stop the mogul from becoming president no matter what happens to him.
“This guy must not become president of the United States and I’m going to do everything I can to prevent that, but I don’t think the people who would be voting for me would vote for him,” Sanders said.
You can watch Sanders’ interview in its entirety here.
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