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Sen. Bernie Sanders Predicts Biden Will Be ‘The Most Progressive President Since FDR’

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Independent Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders predicted Wednesday that former Vice President Joe Biden will be the most progressive president since Franklin Delano Roosevelt.

“I was glad to work with the vice president informing six separate task forces, which have some of the most knowledgeable people in the country coming together to deal with education and climate change, and healthcare, and the economy, and criminal justice, and immigration reform,” Sanders said during an appearance on MSNBC.

Sanders added that his team and Biden’s team have been able to carve out a “compromise” on key issues, which he believes has moved the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee to the left. (RELATED: What Would A Joe Biden Presidency Look Like?)

“There was serious discussion, and I think a real honest effort to come up with a compromise,” Sanders said. “I think the compromise that they came up with, if implemented, will make Biden the most progressive president since FDR.”

Sanders finished as the runner-up to Biden in the Democratic primary, ending his campaign in April amid the coronavirus pandemic. (RELATED: Joe Biden Announces He Will Not Hold Campaign Rallies, Citing Coronavirus Fears)

Sanders endorsed Biden days after ending his campaign, citing the creation of several different task forces.

“So today, I am asking all Americans – I’m asking every Democrat, I’m asking every Independent, I’m asking a lot of Republicans – to come together in this campaign to support your [Biden] candidacy, which I endorse, to make certain that we defeat somebody who, I believe and I’m speaking just for myself now, is the most dangerous president in the modern history of this country,” Sanders said at the time.