While Bernie Sanders hasn’t fully conceded his Democratic race for the presidential nomination to presumptive nominee Hillary Clinton, he has learned to choose his battles more wisely.

“I don’t have the votes to become the Democratic nominee, you know that, I know that, we’re good at arithmetic,” Sanders told CNN’s Chris Cuomo.

But, Sanders has gone one step closer by saying, on the record, that he plans to vote for Hillary Clinton come November. “In all likelihood, it will be Hillary Clinton,” he said. This is the most clear support Sanders has given to his recent political rival in the race and brings him much closer to a full-on endorsement, which he says will come after more discussion over his priorities.

Sanders is still technically in the race for the sake of strategy and exposure, as he works to get politicians to embrace the ideas of free public college, a $15 minimum wage and working to prevent climate change. Oh, and he’s also doing all he can to prevent Donald Trump from becoming this country’s next president.

“Yes. Yes, I think the issue right here is I am going to do everything I can to defeat Donald Trump,” he said. “I think Trump in so many ways will be a disaster for this country if he were to be elected president.”

His response to the question of if he’d consider voting for Trump was actually “Oh, God no.”

Sanders is currently setting himself up for more political moves in the future by sitting down with high profile members of the Democratic party. What these newly strengthened relationships will result in once the dust has settled is yet to be seen.

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