“I’m sorry that Hillary Clinton is re-running 2016…I could take out a letter from Hillary Clinton saying, thank you, Bernie, for working so hard to try to make me the president of the United States,” Mr. Sanders, Vermont Independent, said in an interview with “Iowa Press” that ran Sunday.

“I don’t want to re-run 2016,” said Mr. Sanders, a leading contender for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination. “Right now our goal is to defeat Donald Trump. I think I am the strongest candidate to do that. If it turns out that I am not the Democratic nominee I will strongly support anybody else.”