Elizabeth Warren: Bernie Sanders said a woman couldn't win in 2020

  • Elizabeth Warren: Bernie Sanders said a woman couldn't win in 2020

Elizabeth Warren: Bernie Sanders said a woman couldn't win in 2020

When Warren reportedly pointed out that she would be a strong candidate due to her economic prowess and ability to gain support from female voters, Sanders replied that the odds are against women.

Sanders responded that he did not believe a woman could win.

Bernie Sanders has denied telling Elizabeth Warren, his rival in the race to become the Democrats' candidate in the U.S. presidential election, he did not think a woman could win the White House.

Senator Sanders's aides then accused Senator Warren's campaign of leaking what they said was an inaccurate description of what was said during the meeting. The feud brewing between Warren and Sanders will likely change the tone of the campaign going into Tuesday's debate and comes less than three weeks before the Iowa caucuses launch the Democratic contest. What I did say that night was that Donald Trump is a sexist, a racist and a liar who would weaponize whatever he could. "I would tell her that a woman couldn't win". "Of course! After all, Hillary Clinton beat Donald Trump by three million votes in 2016". Kristen Orthman, the Warren campaign's communication director, on the other hand, declined to comment for the story by CNN political correspondent MJ Lee.

These previously unreported details from the two senators' private meeting shed new light on the careful efforts that Warren and Sanders appear to have made to manage their friendship and political rivalry even before the 2020 race was officially underway.

The "longtime friends" met to hash out plans to take on President Donald Trump and the likelihood the two of them would ultimately end up fighting for the nomination.

Still, the controversy is likely to revive anxiety among Democrats about whether - almost four years after Hillary Clinton lost her White House bid - voters are willing to support another woman running for president.

"I'm in this race to talk about what's broken in this country and how to fix it - and that's what I'm going to continue to do", she said. But that number plummets to just 24 percent of Republican respondents and 51 percent of women overall.

Sanders has always been skeptical of the Democratic party's emphasis on "identity politics" but the issue has been particularly fraught in a field shaped by younger and more diverse candidates.

"We all saw the impact of factionalism in 2016, and we can't have a repeat of that". "Or are you on the side of big money and the corporations?"

"Over and over, we are told that women are not allowed to be angry".

Warren now is in the lead pack in Iowa and nationally. Six candidates have qualified to take part including former Vice-President Joe Biden and South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg. Warren and Sanders are tied for top choice among female caucus-goers.

In her statement, Warren said she and Sanders "have far more in common than our differences on punditry". Days later, she acknowledged that this was a dynamic she had experienced in the current campaign.

As the quartet duke it out, it has left little room for insurgent candidates. We are living in a nation increasingly becoming an oligarchy.

Over the past year, Sanders aides and advisers have taken to social media to criticize Warren on numerous issues, including "Medicare for All", student loan debt cancelation and the "wealth tax".

Bernie Sanders adamantly denied a Monday CNN report which described him privately telling Massachusetts Senator in December 2018 that a woman can't win the presidency.

"I was disappointed to hear that Bernie is sending out his volunteers to trash me", Ms Warren said.

"Bernie knows me, and has known me for a long time", Warren said. Sanders would need support from every single voter who wants Trump gone, including Democrats, Independents, and every disaffected Trump supporter.