Apr 9, 2020 - Politics & Policy

Sanders reveals talks with Biden on beating Trump, but no endorsement yet

A screenshot of Sen. Bernie Sanders on "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert." Photo: CBS/Twitter

Sen. Bernie Sanders told "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert" in an interview airing Wednesday night that he's in talks with his former 2020 rival Joe Biden on working together to beat President Trump. But he stopped short of endorsing him.

Why it matters: Now that Sanders has suspended his presidential campaign, Biden is the presumptive Democratic nominee. Some of Sanders' loyal supporters have said they don't trust Biden and may not vote for him. "I hope to be able to work with Joe to move him in a more progressive direction," Sanders told CBS host Stephen Colbert. Biden earlier Wednesday praised the progressive movement built by Sanders.

Go deeper: Sanders: "While this campaign is coming to an end, our movement is not"

Editor's note: This article has been updated with more details from the interview and more context.

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In photos: Protests intensify across the U.S. over George Floyd's death

Protesters outside the Capitol in Washington, DC, on May 29. Photo: Eric Baradat/AFP via Getty Images

Mass protests in Atlanta, New York City and Washington, D.C., sparked clashes with police on Friday, as demonstrators demanded justice for the death of George Floyd, a black man who died after at least one police officer knelt on his neck on Monday.

The big picture: The officer involved in the killing of Floyd was charged with third-degree murder on Friday, after protests continued in Minneapolis for three days.

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  1. Global: Total confirmed cases as of 10 p.m. ET: 5,923,432— Total deaths: 364,836 — Total recoveries — 2,493,434Map.
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Zuckerberg says Trump’s “shooting” tweet didn’t violate Facebook’s rules

Mark Zuckerberg at the 56th Munich Security Conference in Munich, Germany on February 15. Photo: Abdulhamid Hosbas/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images

Facebook did not remove President Trump's threat to send the National Guard to Minneapolis because the company's policy on inciting violence allows discussion on state use of force, CEO Mark Zuckerberg explained in a post on Friday.

The big picture: Zuckerberg's statement comes on the heels of leaked internal criticism from Facebook employees over how the company handled Trump's posts about the Minneapolis protests and his unsubstantiated claims on mail-in ballots — both of which Twitter has now taken action on.