Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders was asked about another presidential run and told reporters at a Washington Post live event it was unlikely that would happen.
“I think the likelihood is very, very slim at that,” said Sanders. “I think next time around you’ll see another progressive carrying the banner.”
“I think it’s very, very unlikely that I’ll ever be running for president again,” he added.
Sanders will be seventy-nine later this year, which would make him in his early 80s for the next presidential race.
Last month, Sanders dropped out of the race, endorsing former Vice President Joe Biden.
“I hope very much that Joe will take a hard look at some of the leading progressives in this country … what you need to bring into the Cabinet is not only people who have the progressive ideology, but people who have the experience of interacting with working class people who understand that now is the time to tell the billionaire class and 1 percent that this economy is going to change,” Sanders said.