Anonymous Sources Claim Sanders Told Warren A Woman Couldn't Win

Sen. Elizabeth Warren ‘disappointed’ Sen. Bernie Sanders sent ‘volunteers out to trash me’

In response, according to a report by CNN on Monday, Sanders said he doubted a woman could be elected president. "I thought a woman could win; he disagreed", Warren said in a statement. "Of course! After all, Hillary Clinton beat Donald Trump by 3m votes in 2016", he added, referring to Clinton's haul of the popular vote in contrast to the electoral college result.

At the meeting in Warren's Washington, D.C., apartment, the two progressive senators, both longtime friends, reportedly vowed not the trash each other in the upcoming Democratic primaries should both decide to toss their hats into the ring. Reached by phone in the early evening, her campaign manager, Roger Lau, did not offer a comment.

"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. Warren went so far as to contribute recipes to an Indian cook book titled "Pow Wow Chow" and identified herself as Cherokee under each.

The private meeting made headlines again Monday after unnamed sources alleged Sanders told warren during the dinner that he didn't think a woman could win the election.

Finally, Warren released an evening statement confirming the report, but emphasizing she wanted to move on to other topics.

"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".

CNN reported Monday that, according to four sources, at the 2018 meeting, Sanders had told Warren that he did not believe that a woman could win.

Warren said she wouldn't say any more because "Bernie and I have far more in common than our differences on punditry".

Then Warren aimed a dig of her own back at Sanders, suggesting he does not work hard enough to appeal to a broad swath of Democrats. But in the final weeks before voting begins, Sanders has surged ahead in the early states as Warren has declined.

"I have never said a negative word about Elizabeth Warren, who is a friend of mine", Sanders said. He noted that each campaign employs hundreds and "people sometimes say things they shouldn't".

The exchange between the two candidates comes just ahead of Tuesday's Democratic National Committee primary debate - which will be the last such event before the February 3 Iowa caucuses - meaning there's a chance that the two senators could end up swapping some televised blows over the claims in the volunteer script. A new CNN/Des Moines Register/Mediacom poll showed Warren in a four-way race in Iowa, along with Sanders, former South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg and former Vice President Joe Biden. Though different in style and substance, Sanders and Biden are vying for an overlapping base of voters in Iowa. "It's a risk because it could be mutually assured destruction". "And it looks to me like Democrats are fired up to take out Trump".

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

(CNN)Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren have for more than a year observed a non-aggression pact created to keep the Democratic left united as it seeks to topple the party's leading moderate presidential candidates. Bernie knows me and has known me for a long time... "Women are held to a higher standard", the Minnesota Democrat said.

The report comes amid rising tension between the two candidates' campaigns.

"We also believe that a back-and-forth about this private meeting is counter-productive for progressives", the group's cofounders said in a statement.

Former vice president Joe Biden is leading nationally, but no clear frontrunner has emerged in Iowa, and candidates are scrambling for a breakout moment that could translate into the first tangible victory in a tight contest over who challenges President Donald Trump in November. "We need someone who will bring our party together".

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