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WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 17: In this screengrab taken from a berniesanders.com webcast, Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) talks about his plan to deal with the coronavirus pandemic on March 17, 2020 in Washington, D.C. Businesses are being severely impacted, schools are closing temporarily and large events are being postponed as the COVID-19 virus continues to spread across the country. (Photo by berniesanders.com via Getty Images)

Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont dropped out of the Democratic presidential race earlier today (April 8), ending his run for the White House. Senator Sanders’s exit from the race now makes former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. the presumptive nominee to challenge President Trump.

“Focusing on that new vision for America is what our campaign has been about and what in fact we have accomplished,” Mr. Sanders said in announcing his decision this morning.

President Trump responded in a tweet, saying, “Bernie Sanders is OUT! Thank you to Elizabeth Warren. If not for her, Bernie would have won almost every state on Super Tuesday! This ended just like the Democrats & the DNC wanted, same as the Crooked Hillary fiasco. The Bernie people should come to the Republican Party, TRADE!”

Joe Biden also responded, saying, “I know Bernie well. He’s a good man, a great leader, and one of the most powerful voices for change in our country.”