BERNIE Sanders has ended his bid for the White House, clearing the path for Joe Biden to face Donald Trump in November’s election.
The Vermont senator announced he is suspending his campaign for president during a conference call with staff Wednesday.
Sanders addressed his supporters via livestream on his website shortly after.
His departure from the 2020 race means Biden is the defacto Democratic nominee.
The former VP has enjoyed a spectacular resurgence in the Democratic race since his blowout victory in the South Carolina primary in late February.
Trump tweeted about Sanders' exit minutes after news of his departure surfaced.
The president seemingly implied that Sanders' decision to end his campaign was a plot by Democrats and the Democratic National convention.
"Bernie Sanders is OUT!" he wrote Wednesday morning.
"This ended just like the Democrats & The DNC wanted, same as the Crooked Hillary fiasco."
Trump also made a play at convincing Sanders progressive supporters to join the Republican Party as a "trade."
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