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Bernie Sanders to join campaign against Donald Trump Pictured: U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders and his wife Jane arrive at a rally in Carson, California, U.S., May 17, 2016.Reuters

Bernie Sanders, who was Hillary Clinton's chief opponent as the Democrat presidential candidate, has said he will help Clinton defeat Donald Trump, the Republican presumptive nominee. He said he would soon join the campaign against Trump.

With the loss in the California primary, Sanders' ouster from the candidature race was confirmed, even though he had said he would continue fighting.

During a live stream on Thursday night he said his political revolution had not ended.

"Election days come and go. But political and social revolutions that attempt to transform our society never end. They continue every day, every week and every month in the fight to create a nation of social and economic justice," Sanders was quoted as saying by TIME. "That's what the political revolution is about and that's why the political revolution must continue into the future."

About his role in the campaign against Trump, he said: "The major political task that we face in the next five months is to make certain that Donald Trump is defeated and defeated badly. And I personally intend to begin my role in that process in a very short period of time."

The language of his speech was believed to be cryptic as it did not endorse Clinton as the Democrats' presidential candidate. The speech, according to the Guardian, indicates negotiations are underway between the two camps within the party regarding which issues endorsed by Sanders would also be taken up by Clinton.

Sanders' campaign manager on Thursday said the party would be united during the convention next month and he was no longer trying to woo the superdelegates.

Sanders on Thursday said the Democratic Party needs to address issues like raising minimum wage to $15, pay equity, and expanding Social Security.

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