Bernie Sanders isn’t done with presidency yet.
The 75-year-old said he’s leaving open the possibility of another presidential bid, saying in a Thursday interview that he wants to focus on helping the party rebuild after Donald Trump’s victory.
He added: “Four years is a long time from now. We’ll take one thing at a time, but I’m not ruling out anything.”
Sanders gave voice to the frustration of many after Trump’s shocking win over Hillary Clinton.
He told The Associated Press that the decision of millions of working-class voters’ to back Trump was ‘an embarrassment’ to the party and that Democrats must take a stand against the role of corporate interests in politics, CNBC reports.
He said: “It is an embarrassment, I think, to the entire of Democratic Party that millions of white working-class people decided to vote for Mr. Trump, which suggests that the Democratic message of standing up for working people no longer holds much sway among workers in this country.”
But the Vermont senator did not criticise his primary rival, Hillary Clinton, attributing Tuesday’s election result to a ‘lack of enthusiasm’ among Democrats. He said: “People just did not come out to vote.”
And while he has offered to work with the incoming Trump administration, he made clear that would not be likely.
He said of Trump: “I hope I’m wrong, but I believe that he is a fraud, and I think despite all of his rhetoric about being a champion of the working class, it will turn out to be hollow.”
Given Bernie’s popularity, it would be unsurprising if he was successful enough to become the Democratic nominee for the 2020 elections. He’ll have to go up against Kanye West, though.