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Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders officially approved former Vice President Joe Biden on Monday.
Sanders retired on Wednesday after not gaining momentum in a number of major primaries, making Biden a suspected democratic candidate.
Since Sanders left, Biden’s campaign has been trying to reach Sanders’ base.
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Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders officially approved former Vice President Joe Biden at the 2020 presidential race on Monday.
“We need to make Trump a president for a term, and we need you in the White House,” Sanders said in a livestream video with Biden.
Sanders, an advanced arsonist who hit the ground with a series of victories in the early primary and caucus countries, dropped out of the race on Wednesday after not gaining momentum, making Biden a suspected democratic candidate made.
Biden praised Sanders on Monday, saying he needed Sanders “not just to win the campaign but to rule.”
“You were the most powerful voice for a fairer and fairer America,” Biden said to his former competitor, adding, “You don’t get enough recognition, Bernie, because you are the voice that forces us to take a close look at it . ” the mirror and ask ourselves, ‘Have we done enough?’ “
The two politicians also discussed how the country should respond to the coronavirus pandemic and the economic crisis.
Sanders and colleagues are trying to elicit political concessions from Biden on a number of key issues, including health care, student debt, and climate change.
Since becoming the alleged candidate, Biden has been trying to make political overtures to Sanders’ followers. Last week he made a proposal to lower Medicare eligibility from 65 to 60 and extend student loan grants to some low-income and middle-class people.
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Sanders’ best-known surrogate, has long been committed to supporting the democratic candidate for 2020, but has sharply criticized Biden. Ocasio-Cortez recently said in an interview with the New York Times that Biden’s approval would not come from Biden’s “unpleasant” political changes.
“There is this talk of unity as this kind of vague, Kumbaya, kind of concept,” she said. “Unity and union is not a feeling, it is a process.”
She added: “The whole process of getting together should be uncomfortable for everyone involved – so you know that it works. And if Biden only does things he feels comfortable with, it’s not enough.”
Ocasio-Cortez said Biden should promise to provide a path to citizenship for the millions of undocumented immigrants living in the United States and present a more advanced plan to expand access to affordable health care.
Race 2020 was stirred up this year with the outbreak of the novel coronavirus, which causes a disease known as COVID-19. The World Health Organization called the coronavirus outbreak on March 11 a pandemic.
The virus originated in the Chinese province of Hubei at the end of last year and has since spread to at least 185 countries and territories around the world. The U.S. is the global epicenter of the outbreak, with more than 550,000 confirmed cases and more than 22,000 deaths on Monday.
The U.S. outbreak has created chaos in the campaign season as states give residents instructions to stay at home and deal with how their main competitions work.
Kayla Epstein contributed to this report.
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