Larry David, the "Saturday Night Live" actor who often plays Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersDemocrats urge Biden to commute sentences of 4K people on home confinement Briahna Joy Gray: Push toward major social spending amid pandemic was 'short-lived' Sanders 'disappointed' in House panel's vote on drug prices MORE in skits, said the Vermont Independent should drop out of the presidential race and throw his support behind his opponent, former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenHouse Democrat threatens to vote against party's spending bill if HBCUs don't get more federal aid Overnight Defense & National Security — The Pentagon's deadly mistake Haitians stuck in Texas extend Biden's immigration woes MORE.
“I feel he should drop out,” David told The New York Times in an interview published Saturday. “Because he’s too far behind. He can’t get the nomination. And I think, you know, it’s no time to fool around here. Everybody’s got to support Biden.”
After a series of rough primaries, Sanders has ended up more than 300 pledged delegates behind Biden and has called his path to the nomination “a very steep road.”
Sanders has signaled he will press on in the Democratic race while offering his own proposals as Congress weighs new legislation to address the fallout from the coronavirus pandemic.
"We are assessing our campaign, as a matter of fact, where we want to go forward. But people in a democracy do have a right to vote," he maintained in an interview earlier this week.
Both the Democratic National Convention and several primaries have been postponed as the pandemic grips the country, adding another level of uncertainty to the race.
Sanders and David appeared on NBC's "Today" show together in January, with the "Curb Your Enthusiasm" star at the time lamenting that he may have to play Sanders for the next four years if he won the presidential race.
"It'll be great for the country, terrible for me," David quipped.
The actor told The New York Times's Maureen Dowd that he is relieved not to be traveling between his home in Los Angeles and New York for weekend appearances on "Saturday Night Live."
"Imagine if he had become president, what would have happened to my life?" he said.