Bernie Sanders ends his US presidential bid

Bernie Sanders ends his US presidential bid

2020-04-08 09:19:00 PM

Bernie Sanders ends his US presidential bid

Joe Biden tweeted his thanks to Bernie Sanders, hailing him as 'a good man, a great leader, and one of the most powerful voices for change in our country.'

In this video still image from the Bernie Sanders Presidential Campaign, Sanders announces the suspension of his presidential campaign on April 8, 2020, from Burlington, Vermont.Bernie Sanders Presidential Campaign / AFPWASHINGTON - US Senator Bernie Sanders suspended his presidential campaign Wednesday, clearing the way for rival Joe Biden to win the Democratic nomination and challenge incumbent Donald Trump in November.

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"I have concluded that this battle for the Democratic nomination will not be successful," the leftist Sanders told supporters in a livestream announcing he is dropping out."Vice president Biden will be the nominee," the 78-year-old added.

"I congratulate Joe Biden, a very decent man, who I will work with to move our progressive ideas forward."Sanders, who challenged Hillary Clinton for the party's nomination in 2016, mounted a formidable challenge to Biden in the 2020 race, becoming the frontrunner early this year and earning the most votes in the first three state-wide contests.

But he was soon eclipsed by a surging Biden, who won the vast majority of the remaining primaries and now holds a commanding lead in the all-important race for delegates who choose the nominee.Sanders ran an intense, issue-driven campaign, bringing his liberal ideological platform -- including a call for universal health care and a $15 hourly minimum wage -- into the mainstream.

READ:Bernie Sanders launches second run for US president"Together we have transformed American consciousness as to what kind of nation we can become, and have taken this country a major step forward in the never-ending struggle for economic justice, social justice, racial justice, and environmental justice," Sanders said.

Several US lawmakers have come out in support of such prescriptions, and Biden himself has shifted leftward to incorporate some Sanders policies, although he has stressed he does not support Sanders's Medicare for All plan.Biden tweeted his thanks to Sanders, hailing him as"a good man, a great leader, and one of the most powerful voices for change in our country."

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LwaziSomya who is chopping onions next to you. Helang... I just wonder if a country like USA can't produce young mind for presidency. These old people supposed to be out of active politics, even the current president. What's with old people and power? The dude is dried up! Thats sad really but soon they will regret it

Thank the pope. America would be worse off with him at the helm. Socialism is a plague on thia earth. Old man. USA would have made him even retire after 1 year in office Age🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣 Trump is wining he's second term guaranteed A brave soldier knows when to raise a white flag and surrender.👏🏾 Great news

He was a hood contender but Bernie is old tjo. Cheerio 😎 Good. He is old. Still youngest who can do better than those older guys and be given ideas from them u can see now only looking for something else And Trump is on for 2nd term🤣🤣

Bernie Sanders ends his US presidential bidThis clears the way for rival Joe Biden to become the Democratic nominee to challenge Republican incumbent Donald Trump in November.

Bernie Sanders suspends 2020 Democratic campaignThe departure of Sanders, the last remaining rival to Biden, sets up a battle between the 77-year-old former vice president and Trump, 73, who is seeking a second four-year term in office. Trump is up to something I love that old man. Good fight Bernie, but alas it wasn't to be.😒

Bernie Sanders ends his US presidential bidThis clears the way for rival Joe Biden to become the Democratic nominee to challenge Republican incumbent Donald Trump in November.

Bernie Sanders suspends 2020 Democratic campaignThe departure of Sanders, the last remaining rival to Biden, sets up a battle between the 77-year-old former vice president and Trump, 73, who is seeking a second four-year term in office. Trump is up to something I love that old man. Good fight Bernie, but alas it wasn't to be.😒

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