Sanders Told Warren in 2018 That a Woman Couldn't Become President
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The "progressive champion" better known as Socialist Bernie Sanders is coming under fire for misogynistic comments he allegedly made to Senator Elizabeth Warren back in 2018.
A new CNN report reveals that the two candidates met in 2018 to discuss their game plan for the 2020 election and how they would remain allies no matter how tight the race because. At the time, Sanders told Senator Warren that a woman couldn't become president in 2020.
“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,” reports CNN. “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,” the report also noted.
According to CNN, four sources have confirmed that Sanders had made these comments.
“That evening, Sanders expressed frustration at what he saw as a growing focus among Democrats on identity politics, according to one of the people familiar with the conversation,” the report added. “Warren told Sanders she disagreed with his assessment that a woman could not win, three of the four sources said.”
Sanders has denied making these comments, calling them "ludicrous" in a statement released to CNN.
“It is ludicrous to believe that at the same meeting where Elizabeth Warren told me she was going to run for president, I would tell her that a woman couldn’t win,” Sanders said. “It’s sad that, three weeks before the Iowa caucus and a year after that private conversation, staff who weren’t in the room are lying about what happened. What I did say that night was that Donald Trump is a sexist, a racist and a liar who would weaponize whatever he could. Do I believe a woman can win in 2020? Of course! After all, Hillary Clinton beat Donald Trump by 3 million votes in 2016.”
Sanders decision to cite Clinton as someone who could beat President Trump is quite bizarre considering she lost in 2016.
The Daily Wire reports:
With the release of CNN’s report, it is now increasingly clear that the non-aggression pact between Warren and Sanders has begun to dissolve, with Warren’s campaign issuing the first salvo. Most recently, the Democratic Party establishment and other centrists have been warning the progressive that a Sanders nomination would severely hurt the party come the 2020 presidential election this November.
“You need a candidate with a message that can help us win swing voters in battleground states,” former Obama aide and Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel said in a recent interview. “The degree of difficulty dramatically increases under a Bernie Sanders candidacy. It just gets a lot harder.”
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