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Sanders pushes back on doubts supporters will back Biden

Sanders pushes back on doubts supporters will back Biden
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Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersStudy: Early unemployment cutoff would cost 16M people 0B Machine Gun Kelly reveals how Bernie Sanders aided him in his relationship with Megan Fox Overnight Health Care: CDC approves Pfizer vaccine for adolescents aged 12-15 | House moderates signal concerns with Pelosi drug pricing bill | Panel blasts COVID-19 response MORE (I-Vt.) on Sunday pushed back on a former aide who said presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden is not doing enough to attract his formal progressive rival's supporters, saying the "vast majority" of them consider President TrumpDonald TrumpProject Veritas surveilled government officials to expose anti-Trump sentiments: report Cheney: Fox News has 'a particular obligation' to refute election fraud claims The Memo: What now for anti-Trump Republicans? MORE to be the “most dangerous president in modern history.”

"Your former campaign manager Jeff Weaver put out a memo this week where he warned that Vice President BidenJoe BidenFauci says school should be open 'full blast' five days a week in the fall Overnight Defense: Military sexual assault reform bill has votes to pass in Senate l First active duty service member arrested over Jan. 6 riot l Israeli troops attack Gaza Strip Immigration experts say GOP senators questioned DHS secretary with misleading chart MORE is falling far short with your supporters, the supporters who supported you during the primary campaign that he's going to need in November. Is he right about that?” host George StephanopoulosGeorge Robert StephanopoulosFauci: 'Other countries need to chip in' to help India Harris: I don't think America is a racist country, but we need to speak truth about history Biden meets with TV anchors ahead of joint address MORE asked Sanders on ABC's "This Week."

“I think, at the end of day, they will be voting for Joe Biden,” Sanders responded.

“But I think what Joe is going to have to do and he’s beginning to move in that direction, is to say that those working-class people, say to those young people, say to those minorities, 'Listen, I understand your situation,'” he added. 

The Vermont senator also said he thinks the Biden campaign knows it has to demonstrate an understanding for those populations in order to earn their votes. 

“I think they are going to reach out to our supporters and come up with an agenda that speaks to the needs of working families, of young families, of minority communities,” Sanders said.

The primary race between Sanders, who dropped out last month, and Biden has highlighted the tug-of-war of the Democratic Party between moderate and progressive candidates.

Biden has taken steps to accept parts of the progressive movement's agenda by embracing expanding health care coverage eligibility through Medicare, canceling student debt for millions and resetting the bankruptcy system