Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) officially endorsed presumptive 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden.

Sanders ended his campaign only five days ago.

The endorsement came during a live virtual event held by Biden about “the need for a full COVID-19 Economic Response.”

Biden told Sanders that his “endorsement means a great deal.”

He also said that he would need Sanders around “not just to win the campaign, but to govern.”

Sanders endorsed Biden a lot sooner than he endorsed failed Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton in 2016.

The New York Post reported a few hours before the declaration that Biden began working with the Sanders campaign to avoid a fallout similar to 2016.

Biden’s actions might not work. We have detailed a few times that Sanders’ supporters will not settle for Biden.

Only 2 out of 5 Sanders supporters in Michigan confirmed they will support the Democratic nominee even if it is not Sanders.

To make it worse “four out of five voters said they would be dissatisfied with Biden as the standard-bearer for the Democratic platform.”

Sanders has sent some mixed messages. When he dropped out Sanders said he will stay on the ballot and continue to collect delegates as a way to keep the pressure on the Democratic Party to accept his radical ideas.

Biden did all he could to suck up to Sanders during the conversation. He lavished praise on the self-described socialist senator:

 

 
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