Sanders Staying In 2020 Race, Looking Forward To Arizona Debate

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By WCBS Newsradio 880

NEW YORK (WCBS 880) — Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders on Wednesday announced he would not be dropping out of the race after disappointing primary results.

In the press conference, which was live streamed on his website, Sanders began by claiming President Donald Trump remains “the greatest threat” to our democracy.

“Donald Trump must be defeated and I will do everything in my power to make that happen,” Sander said.

He noted that while he suffered a disappointing blow on Tuesday night, he’s looking forward to upcoming primaries, where he hopes voters will continue to turn out to support him.

Vice President Joe Biden won big on Tuesday night in the presidential primary, capturing four more wins, including Michigan.

The key battleground state had helped propel Vermont Sen. Sanders’ insurgent candidacy in 2016, but the loss dealt a serious blow to his 2020 campaign.

Still, Sanders seemed to remain hopeful and said he is eager to participate in a one-on-one debate with Biden.

“While Joe Biden continues to do well with older people, especially those over 65, our campaign continues to win the votes of the vast majority of young people,” Sanders said.

He addressed the Democratic Party, telling them that they need to address the issues of the younger generation as much as the older one.