(USA TODAY) Bernie Sanders capped a meeting with President Obama on Thursday by saying he plans to take his issues to the Democratic convention next month, though he will also speak soon with presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton about the best way to defeat Republican Donald Trump in the fall election.
"I look forward to meeting with her in the near future," Sanders told reporters at the White House.
After speaking with Obama for about an hour, Sanders did not indicate he plans to withdraw from the race anytime soon, and plans to contest Tuesday's Democratic primary in Washington, D.C., by promoting the idea of statehood for the district. Sanders also said he plans to maintain his movement in an effort to change a political system in which "a handful of billionaires exercise enormous power." He also cited campaign plans ranging from health care to anti-poverty programs.
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