Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersBullock: I would not have endorsed health care for undocumented immigrants on debate stage Harris faces pressure to define policy proposals Biden campaign rips 'Medicare for All,' calls on Dems to protect Affordable Care Act MORE (I-Vt.) admits that it’s just a bit “awkward” to be competing against some of his fellow senators to become the next president.

“So many senators running, obviously you see them, they are your colleagues. Is it awkward that you all know that you’re all trying to be president?” Seth Meyers asked Sanders during the lawmaker’s Thursday appearance on NBC’s “Late Night.”

“The short answer is yes,” Sanders replied with a laugh.

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“We all have lunch together every Tuesday,” Sanders said, referring to the weekly policy luncheons at the Capitol. “You’ve got half the caucus running for the United — the president, you know what I’m saying. It is, kind of strange."

“On the other hand, we’ve known each other,” said 77-year-old Sanders, noting his two-decade-long history with Warren. “I’ve known many of the other senators for a long time and we’re friends.”

“I think what all of us understand — obviously each and every one of us wants to win the nomination, I certainly do — but I think we all understand, no matters who wins, everybody is going to rally around that candidate and defeat Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpLiz Cheney: 'Send her back' chant 'inappropriate' but not about race, gender Booker: Trump is 'worse than a racist' Top Democrat insists country hasn't moved on from Mueller MORE,” Sanders said to applause.

“That is most important.”