On Monday evening, Senator Elizabeth Warren confirmed a rumor about Senator Bernie Sanders. She claims that in December of 2018, the presidential hopeful told her that a woman cannot win the presidency.
CNN reported of their meeting at Warrent’s apartment on Monday:
The two agreed that if they ultimately faced each other as presidential candidates, they should remain civil and avoid attacking one another, so as not to hurt the progressive movement. They also discussed how to best take on President Donald Trump, and Warren laid out two main reasons she believed she would be a strong candidate: She could make a robust argument about the economy and earn broad support from female voters.
Sanders responded that he did not believe a woman could win.
This report comes after months of tensions as some of Sanders’ supporter believe Warren is trying to mimic his “democratic socialist” policies.
— Ryan Nobles (@ryanobles) January 13, 2020
Of course Sanders denies telling Warren that a woman can’t win, and said it was a lie. However, Warren confirmed it in the CNN report. “Among the topics that came up was what would happen if Democrats nominated a female candidate. I thought a woman could win,” she said, “he disagreed.”
NEW: Warren statement on her conversation with Bernie: “I thought a woman could win; he disagreed.”
Full statement: pic.twitter.com/o0ih3dGv5Y
— Molly Hensley-Clancy (@mollyhc) January 14, 2020
Trump took this opportunity to poke fun at the two candidates. No doubt he is enjoying the in-house squabbling. He tweeted, ”Bernie Sander’s volunteers are trashing Elizabeth “Pocahontus” Warren. Everybody knows her campaign is dead and want her potential voters. Mini Mike B is also trying, but getting tiny crowds which are all leaving fast. Elizabeth is very angry at Bernie. Do I see a feud brewing?”
Bernie Sander’s volunteers are trashing Elizabeth “Pocahontus” Warren. Everybody knows her campaign is dead and want her potential voters. Mini Mike B is also trying, but getting tiny crowds which are all leaving fast. Elizabeth is very angry at Bernie. Do I see a feud brewing?
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 13, 2020