Bernie Sanders denies telling Elizabeth Warren a woman can't win

Henrietta Brewer
January 14, 2020

Sanders campaign takes aim at rival Warren in battle for the progressive left-wing of the Democratic Party; reaction on 'The Five'.

Elizabeth Warren made another stunning revelation against fellow Democratic presidential contender Bernie Sanders that he had told her earlier that a woman could not win the 2020 USA election.

The day's developments amounted to a weird twist at a crucial moment in the campaign, and left progressives deeply anxious the fight between Warren and Sanders would hurt them both in a tight presidential primary.

Amid fresh warnings that progressives in the US should be on guard against efforts by the corporate media to sow division between the Warren and Sanders campaigns, CNN came under fire Monday afternoon after publishing an unsubstantiated hit piece that cited anonymous sources-not even in the room at the time-claiming Bernie Sanders privately told Elizabeth Warren in 2018 that a woman could not win the presidency. "We know that it will ultimately be the children of working class families who will have to fight and die in a new Middle East conflict, not the children of the billionaire class", they said.

Warren had no public events on Monday, and her campaign hunkered down for most of the day, ignoring calls and e-mails from reporters as the story rocketed around the Internet.

Six Democrats braced for Tuesday's final presidential debate before Iowa kicks off the nomination process February 3, and with no candidate yet gaining the upper hand, they were ready to rumble.


Citing a weekend report from Politico-also built on thin evidence-claiming Sanders campaigners were being instructed to "trash" Warren as the candidate of the elite with potential voters, Solomon argued it appeared to be the kind of faux conflict many opponents of the Democrat's progressive wing have "long been yearning for". Warren told Sanders she disagreed with his assessment that a woman could not win, three of the four sources said.

After Mitchell asked about the dinner, which reportedly took place the night before, Sanders shot back, "Do you really think that the American people are eagerly interested?" "After all, Hillary Clinton beat Donald Trump by 3 million votes in 2016".

"I was disappointed to hear that Bernie is sending his volunteers out to trash me", Warren told reporters on Saturday. "People sometimes say things that they shouldn't".

The Des Moines Register reports: "A new Des Moines Register/CNN/Mediacom Iowa Poll shows 20% of likely Democratic caucusgoers name Sanders as their first choice for president". Sanders has recently stepped up his attacks on former Vice-President Joe Biden over his past support of the Iraq War, broad free-trade agreements and entitlement reform, among other issues.

Reinforcing the poll numbers, there were three significant new endorsements of the Sanders campaign over the past week: from the Sunrise Movement, which is focused on opposing climate change; from the Dream Defenders, a civil rights group formed after the murder of Trayvon Martin in Florida; and from Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 1984, the largest union in New Hampshire.

"[The media wants] to anoint the person who's going to win and that's what they do", Gutfeld said on "The Five".


When both were considering presidential runs in December 2018, Sen.

But Marsh added that the dust-up could hurt Sanders among female voters, who have helped power Democratic victories post-Trump.

It was the first poll in several months to show Sanders with a lead in Iowa, with the results seeming to reflect the impact on the Democratic campaign of rising popular antiwar sentiment.

"In this pivotal moment of the campaign, progressives must work together to defeat Donald Trump and prevent a less-electable establishment candidate like Joe Biden from getting the nomination". "Of course!" Sanders said in the statement. "We need someone who will bring our party together".

"This fire was started", Chamberlain said, but "it can be put out by leadership by example from the top".


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