In an appearance on “The Late Show” with Stephen Colbert Thursday, Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders promised that “the struggle for social justice” embodied by his campaign “will continue.”

Sanders appeared on the show before giving a speech in New York City. Colbert asked him what he planned to say in the speech.

“[W]e are going to come up with the strongest platform that the Democratic Party has ever seen,” Sanders responded. “[W]e’re gonna continue the fight to for an economy that works for all of us, and not just the few on top … the United States is going to join the rest of the industrialized world and guarantee health care to all people as a right. … And we’re gonna make public colleges and universities tuition-free.”

Asked if he would continue his campaign, granted Hillary Clinton appears to have enough delegates to clinch the nomination, Sanders replied to loud applause: “Absolutely.”

“Are you gonna drop out of the race?” Colbert pressed again.

“No,” Sanders responded. “I understand that Secretary Clinton has a lot more — we have 1,900 delegates going to Philadelphia, for the convention. That’s pretty good. She has more … but 1,900 delegates is actually quite a lot of people. … Look, campaigns are about winning and losing nominations, but what’s more important is the need to transform America,” Sanders added. “And to do that, what I’ve said from day one is we need a political revolution. All of you, and everybody else who’s watching have got to be involved in the political process, have gotta stand up and fight for the kind of America we know that we can become. And I’m never gonna give up on that fight.”

—Posted by Alexander Reed Kelly.

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