U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders announced Wednesday he is suspending his bid for president, clearing the path for former Vice President Joe Biden to challenge President Donald Trump in the November 2020 election.
Sanders, the 78-year-old Democratic representative of the state of Vermont, addressed supporters via video on his website that he will remain on the ballot in U.S. states which have upcoming Democratic primaries in order to exert pressure at the convention and promote his movement's ideas. Biden released his own statement, thanking Sanders for his dedication.
"... I want to commend Bernie for being a powerful voice for a fairer and more just America. It's voices like Bernie's that refuse to allow us to just accept what is — that refuse to accept we can't change what's wrong in our nation — that refuse to accept the health and well-being of our fellow citizens and our planet isn't our responsibility too," Biden wrote.
U.S. President Donald Trump took to Twitter following Sander's address and wrote, "Bernie Sanders is OUT! Thank you to Elizabeth Warren. If not for her, Bernie would have won almost every state on Super Tuesday! This ended just like the Democrats & the DNC wanted, same as the Crooked Hillary fiasco. The Bernie people should come to the Republican Party, TRADE!"
Although the Vermont Senator was clear in explaining why he was maintaining his delegates from the Democratic primaries, Trump still seemed to question why, tweeting, "Wow, Bernie is unwilling to give up his delegates, and wants more of them! What's that all about?"
Sanders told his supporters that now the focus is to defeat Trump in the upcoming election, calling him, "the most dangerous president in the history of the United States."