Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) said it is “much too early” for him to consider a 2020 presidential run.
“It is much too early to talk about that,” Sanders said during a CNN town hall Monday night.
Sanders, who will be 79 years old in 2020, said Americans should not be worrying about who will be running for president in the future, but instead must focus on the most pressing issues facing the country today.
“What we have got to worry about is how we deal with the issues that impact us today,” he added.
He said he believes his ability to focus on important issues during his 2016 presidential campaign is what inspired his supporters the most. Sanders lost the 2016 Democratic nomination to Hillary Clinton, who was then defeated by Donald Trump.
Millions of Americans rallied behind Sanders during his bid for the Democratic nomination for president. Sanders ignited what he calls a “political revolution.”
Sanders endorsed challenger Hillary Clinton when he lost the nomination over the summer.