Sanders acknowledges he won't be nominee

Democratic presidential candidate admits he will likely not be the party’s presidential nominee, but does not suspend his campaign.

Ben Ariel,

Bernie Sanders
Bernie Sanders

Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders acknowledged on Wednesday that he will likely not be the party’s presidential nominee, but did not suspend his campaign.

"It doesn't appear that I'm going to be the nominee," Sanders told C-SPAN in an interview, though he reiterated that he and his team are "negotiating almost every day" with members of Hillary Clinton’s campaign in an effort to get his fellow Democratic candidate to "stake out the strongest positions she can" on issues like such as finance reform, health care, higher education, and the minimum wage.

The Vermont Senator also said he will likely speak at the Democratic National Convention in July, even if he is not the nominee.

"If for whatever reason they don't want me to speak, then whatever. But I do think I'll speak at the convention," he said.

Clinton clinched the Democratic nomination after a win in the New Jersey Democratic party primary several weeks ago, becoming the first woman in American history to top the ticket of a major political party.

Sanders has promised to work together with Clinton to defeat Donald Trump in November, bringing the Democrats closer to unity but has yet to suspend his campaign.

President Barack Obama has already officially endorsed Clinton for president.

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