Sanders: 2020 Dems will rally around nominee to ‘defeat Donald Trump’

Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersDemocratic senator will introduce bill mandating social distancing on flights after flying on packed flight Neil Young opposes use of his music at Trump Mt Rushmore event: 'I stand in solidarity with the Lakota Sioux' Democratic strategist Andrew Feldman says Biden is moving left MORE (I-Vt.) told "Late Night With Seth Meyers" on Thursday that no matter who wins the Democratic nod, all of the candidates will rally around the nominee in order to "defeat Donald TrumpDonald John Trump Trump responds to calls to tear down monuments with creation of 'National Garden' of statues Trump: Children are taught in school to 'hate their own country' Trump accuses those tearing down statues of wanting to 'overthrow the American Revolution' MORE."

“We all understand that no matter who wins, everybody is going to rally around that candidate and defeat Donald Trump,” the 2020 contender said. 

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Sanders also acknowledged that it is awkward to be running against so many of his fellow Democrats, including a number of senators he sees regularly. 

"We all have lunch together every Tuesday and you got half the caucus running for president,” he quipped.

Thus far, there has not been much quibbling between the many Democrats running for the party's 2020 nomination and some have said they're running against their friends. 

The already crowded field includes Sens. Kamala HarrisKamala Devi HarrisSenators push foreign media to disclose if they are registered as foreign agents Warnock raises almost M in Georgia Senate race in second quarter Liberal veterans group urges Biden to name Duckworth VP MORE (D-Calif.), Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenThe Hill's Campaign Report: Biden chips away at Trump's fundraising advantage Warnock raises almost M in Georgia Senate race in second quarter The Hill's Morning Report - Trump lays low as approval hits 18-month low MORE (D-Mass.) and Cory BookerCory Anthony BookerSenators push foreign media to disclose if they are registered as foreign agents Joe Biden must release the results of his cognitive tests — voters need to know GOP senators debate replacing Columbus Day with Juneteenth as a federal holiday MORE (D-N.J.). Former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenCan Republicans handle the aftermath of Donald Trump? Biden seeks to supplant Trump in Georgia Trump's Mount Rushmore stunt will backfire MORE and former Rep. Beto O'RourkeBeto O'RourkeColorado GOP Rep. Scott Tipton defeated in primary upset Clinton, Buttigieg among Democrats set to hold virtual events for Biden Redistricting: 'The next decade of our democracy is on the ballot' in November MORE (D-Texas) are also considering jumping in the quickly growing field.

Sanders, a self-described democratic socialist, is viewed as one of the front-runners after he finished second to Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonCan Republicans handle the aftermath of Donald Trump? Biden seeks to supplant Trump in Georgia Hillary Clinton: 'I would have done a better job' handling coronavirus MORE for the party's nomination in 2016. 

Sanders and Biden are leading the field possible candidates in New Hampshire, according to a poll published Thursday.