Bernie Sanders decided to end his run for the Democratic presidential nomination in the 2020 elections.
Senator Bernie Sanders just announced that he is ending his campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination. This leaves Joe Biden as the front-runner in the 2020 presidential elections in November.
This was the second time Bernie ran to be the Democratic candidate, and he seemed to be confident that he would lead against Donald Trump in the elections, but he has just decided to suspend his campaign.
Sanders did a live stream on Wednesday morning, where he announced his decision, closing with a remark he posted before on his Twitter account: "Let us go forward together. The struggle continues."
One of the main arguments in Sanders's speech was this: “I cannot in good conscience continue to mount a campaign that cannot win and which would interfere with the important work required of all of us in this difficult hour.”
This is what people expected from Bernie as laid out by Jacobin Magazine: “Medicare for All, free college tuition, and student debt relief, a Green New Deal with an ambitious jobs program, strong climate-conscious environmental regulations, universal child care, massive investment in public housing and education, a national $15 minimum wage, expanding Social Security, banning predatory lending, strong pro-union legislation, ending corporate tax giveaways, mandatory paid sick and family leave and vacation, gender pay equity laws, dismantling private detention centers, demilitarizing the police, banning for-profit prisons, ending the War on Drugs, ending voter suppression, stopping illegal bombings, ending the War on Terror, non-interventionist foreign policy, and on and on.”
For many, Bernie was the only one who could really beat Trump, as he is a politician who speaks to the working class and who addresses their concerns with a positive vision for a better society.
Of course, Trump couldn't stay silent after the news.
We can't wait for November to see if the US will change the course of its history.