Sanders: ‘Much too early’ to say if I’ll run for president again
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Sen. Bernie SandersBernard (Bernie) SandersDemocrats protest Trump's immigration policy from Senate floor Trump's America fights back The Hill's Morning Report — Sponsored by PhRMA — GOP lawmakers race to find an immigration fix MORE (I-Vt.) said it is “much too early” for him to consider a 2020 presidential run.

“It is much too early to talk about that,” Sanders said during a CNN town hall Monday night.

Sanders, who will be 79 years old in 2020, said Americans should not be worrying about who will be running for president in the future, but instead must focus on the most pressing issues facing the country today.

“What we have got to worry about is how we deal with the issues that impact us today,” he added.

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He said he believes his ability to focus on important issues during his 2016 presidential campaign is what inspired his supporters the most. Sanders lost the 2016 Democratic nomination to Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonTrump mocks 'elites' at campaign rally Trump backs down in rare reversal Election Countdown: Family separation policy may haunt GOP in November | Why Republican candidates are bracing for surprises | House Dems rake in record May haul | 'Dumpster fire' ad goes viral MORE, who was then defeated by Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpFamily immigration detention centers could be at capacity within days: report Trump likely to meet with Putin in July: report DOJ requests military lawyers to help prosecute immigration crimes: report MORE.

Millions of Americans rallied behind Sanders during his bid for the Democratic nomination for president. Sanders ignited what he calls a "political revolution."

Sanders endorsed challenger Hillary Clinton when he lost the nomination over the summer.