Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., said he hasn’t decided whether to seek the Democratic nomination for president in 2020.
“As of this moment, no,” when asked if he has made up his mind either way. “Running for president is not a simple decision. You don’t say, ‘Hey, I’m going to run for president.’ You’ve got to communicate with people all over the country.
“I’ve got to know that the issues that I feel strongly about — income and wealth inequality, a corrupt campaign finance system, the fact that our middle class continues to shrink, the greed of Wall Street and of the pharmaceutical industry who will rip us off every day with the highest prices in the world for drugs — are those resonating with the American people?”
Pressed again on whether he has decided either way about another bid for the White House, Sanders said: “At this point, no. We just came from an election where people turned on their TV and all they saw was TV ads and all that stuff. The media pushes this a little bit more. The American people do not want never ending campaigns. They really don’t.”
But in an interview with New York magazinea published Monday, Sanders said he will “probably run” in 2020 if he is the “best candidate to beat” President Donald Trump.