Obama hopeful Sanders will concede within 'couple of weeks'

US President Barack Obama expressed hope Bernie Sanders in “the next couple of weeks” will finally concede having lost the Democratic presidential nomination to Hillary Clinton, despite having vowed to fight on through the party’s convention next month. Appearing Wednesday on the “Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon,” Obama said that on balance, Sanders’s candidacy in the hardfought Democratic campaign was a positive. “It was a healthy thing for the Democratic Party to have a contested primary,” Obama told Fallon.

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