In an interview on The Late Show, Stephen Colbert brought up a betting site that saw Sanders tied with Senator Kamala Harris (D-CA) as favorites for the Democratic nomination in 2020. “You want to lay a bet on who gets to face Donald Trump in 2020?” Colbert jokingly asked.
“Actually, that’s exactly what I don’t want to do. No,” Sanders responded. Colbert asked if the comment meant that Sanders would be “willing to put aside all speculation” and announce to the people that he will not be running in the 2020 election. The Vermont senator delivered a resounding “no.”