#CNNisTrash Trends On Twitter As Debate Moderator Picks A Side In Bernie Vs. Warren Feud

Written by K. Walker on January 15, 2020

CNN has their fingerprints all over the dispute between Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren.

On Sunday, CNN published a story claiming that Senator Bernie Sanders(D-VT) told Senator Elizabeth Warren(D-MA) that he didn’t think that a woman could win. The private December 2018 meeting, the pair met to discuss how they would interact if they faced off against each other to become the Democratic nominee in 2020. They agreed that they would remain civil to avoid hurting the progressive movement and discussed the best strategies to take on President Trump.

The story was clearly fed by the Warren campaign, as CNN’s “sources” said that it was after Warren put forward two main points on why she’d be a good candidate — that she could make a “robust argument” about the economy as well as gain widespread support from women — that Sanders allegedly said that he did not believe a woman could win.

Once the story was made public, Bernie flatly denied the claim pointing to his statement in 1988 where he said he believed that a woman could become President.

Warren doubled-down, however, and issued a statement saying that it did indeed happen.

“Among the topics that came up [during the meeting] was what would happen if Democrats nominated a female candidate. I thought a woman could win; he disagreed. I have no interest in discussing this private meeting any further because Bernie and I have far more in common than our differences on punditry,” Warren said.

Source: The Daily Caller

This made for an awkward couple of moments at the debate.

The first was when CNN’s debate moderator Abby Phillip first asked Bernie about the statement.

PHILLIP: CNN reported yesterday and senator warren confirmed in a statement that in 2018 you told her that you did not believe a woman could win the presidential election. Why did you say that?

SANDERS: Well, as a matter of fact, I didn’t say it. And I don’t want to waste a whole lot of time on this because this is what Donald Trump and maybe some of the media want. Anybody [who] knows me, knows that it’s incomprehensible that I would think that a woman could not become president of the United States. Go to YouTube today, there’s a video of me 30 years ago talking about how a woman could become president of the United States. In 2015, I deferred, in fact, to Senator Warren, there was a movement to draft Senator Warren to run for president. And you know what? I said, “Stay back.” Senator Warren decided not to run and I did. I did run afterwards. Hillary Clinton won the popular vote by 3 million votes. How could anybody in a million years not think that a woman could be President of the United States? And let me be very clear, if any of the women on this stage, or any of the men on this stage win the nomination — I hope that’s not the case, I hope it’s me — but if they do, I will do everything in my power to make sure that they are elected in order to defeat the most dangerous President in the history of our country.

PHILLIP: So Sen. Sanders, I do want to be clear here, you’re saying that you never told Sen. Warren that a woman could not win the election?

SANDERS: That is correct.

Phillips then immediately asked Warren what she thought when Bernie made the statement that he just flat-out denied saying.

Well, it looks like Abby Phillip is clearly Team Warren, or at least Team Not Bernie.

This is typical of CNN’s journalism — just ignore the thing that goes against the narrative and pretend that it doesn’t exist.

But that wasn’t the end of the Sanders/Warren dispute.

 

Check out how Warren snubbed Sanders at the end of the debate — Sanders offers his hand and Warren refuses the handshake.

Tom Steyer got in the middle of the awkward situation…

…but told CNN hosts that he doesn’t know what the pair were talking about.

The whole thing really angered the Bernie Bros who finally realize that CNN is in fact trash.

Well, look at that. At least we can agree on something, Bernie Bros!

ClashDaily's Associate Editor since August 2016. Self-described political junkie, anti-Third Wave Feminist, and a nightmare to the 'intersectional' crowd. Mrs. Walker has taken a stand against 'white privilege' education in public schools. She's also an amateur Playwright, occasional Drama teacher, and staunch defender of the Oxford comma. Follow her humble musings on Twitter: @TheMrsKnowItAll

 

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