Sanders campaign manager calls Warren story ‘a lie’

The American Mirror | 1/14/2020 | Staff
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Secret sources claim socialist Senators Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders met in December 2018 to discuss their competing presidential campaigns, and Sanders told Warren a woman won’t win.

Sanders confirmed the encounter but denied the “ludicrous” comment. On Monday, Warren put out a statement to fan the flames, and some are beginning to wonder if the whole stunt is a set-up to drag down her surging rival.

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“Wow. I’m deeply disappointed in #ElizabethWarren, someone I’ve praised repeatedly during this election,” liberal author Peter Daou posted to Twitter. “Doing this as #Bernie surges weeks before Iowa doesn’t feel right.”

Anonymous sources leaked the story to CNN just days ahead of the final Democratic debate – as Sanders surges and Warren lags in Iowa – and it’s hard for some to believe it’s a simple coincidence.

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“Warren’s campaign put out a statement that effectively calls #Bernie sexist and then claims to want to move on. The net effect is to try to damage the leading progressive in the race, which gives a big boost to the establishment wing,” he wrote. “Now why on earth would she do that?”

Daou contends “this isn’t about sexism. It’s about the incredibly questionable timing of lobbing this out there as #Bernie surges.”

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In a statement about the December 2018 conversation, Warren contends the two spoke for two hours about their common goals and mutual interest in stripping the rich, as well as gender politics.

“Among the topics that came up was what would happen if Democrats nominated a female candidate,” Warren wrote. “I thought a woman could win; he disagreed.”

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Sanders’ campaign manager Faiz Shakir told CNN “it is a lie.”

“Our response is that it is a lie,” he said. “You have four anonymous sources, as I read on CNN, none of them has went on record.”

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