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

Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersSanders on difference with Warren: she's a capitalist 'I'm not' Sunday Show Preview: Trump's allies and administration defend decision on Syria Klobuchar takes shots at health and education plans supported by Sanders and Warren 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 TrumpGiuliani says he is unaware of reported federal investigation Louisiana's Democratic governor forced into runoff Lawmakers focus their ire on NBA, not China 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 HarrisKlobuchar takes shots at health and education plans supported by Sanders and Warren Kamala Harris to Trump Jr.: 'You wouldn't know a joke if one raised you' O'Rourke campaign says path to victory hinges on top 5 finishes in Iowa, Nevada MORE (D-Calif.), Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Ann WarrenSanders on difference with Warren: she's a capitalist 'I'm not' Rubio hits Warren's 'crude' and 'vulgar' response to opposition to same-sex marriage Klobuchar takes shots at health and education plans supported by Sanders and Warren MORE (D-Mass.) and Cory BookerCory Anthony BookerO'Rourke campaign says path to victory hinges on top 5 finishes in Iowa, Nevada O'Rourke raises .5 million in third quarter The Hill's Campaign Report: Impeachment fight to take center stage at Dem debate MORE (D-N.J.). Former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenGiuliani says he is unaware of reported federal investigation Trump says Giuliani is still his lawyer Sondland to tell Congress 'no quid pro quo' from Trump: report MORE and former Rep. Beto O'RourkeBeto O'RourkeO'Rourke raises .5 million in third quarter Conservatives slam Beto O'Rourke over threat to tax-exempt status for religious organizations The Hill's Campaign Report: Impeachment fight to take center stage at Dem debate 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 ClintonRonan Farrow exposes how the media protect the powerful Kamala Harris to Trump Jr.: 'You wouldn't know a joke if one raised you' Comey says he has a 'fantasy' about deleting his Twitter account after end of Trump term 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.