On Monday, CNN reported that Senator Bernie Sanders had told fellow Senator Elizabeth Warren that a woman couldn’t possibly win the presidential election. The smear job was, the Clinton News Network said, “based on the accounts of four people: two people Warren spoke with directly soon after the encounter, and two people familiar with the meeting.” In other words, it came from the Warren campaign.
In fact, Warren herself even responded to the story by saying, “I thought a woman could win; he disagreed.”
It’s clear, then. Bernie is a misogynist dirtbag.
When CNN asked the Sanders campaign about a reaction, however, they denied the report. Campaign manager Faiz Shakir told CNN that it was all “a lie.” In a statement, Sanders himself said, “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.”
So what’s the truth of the matter? Well, The Washington Post spoke with two other people and comes to the conclusion that the two senators talked about their presidential bids — they were open and honest about that. Warren then specifically asked Sanders whether he believed a woman could win. Sanders responded by… saying that whoever the Democratic nominee was, the Trump campaign would use “nefarious tactics” against them.
In other words, whether the nominee ended up being a man or a woman wasn’t that relevant; what mattered in Sanders’ eyes was that Team Trump would launch a very hard attack on the person regardless of gender or race.
“What I did say that night was that Donald Trump is a sexist, a racist and a liar who would weaponize whatever he could,” Sanders himself said in the statement he released. “Do I believe a woman can win in 2020? Of course! After all Hillary Clinton beat Donald Trump by 3 million votes in 2016.”
So who’s telling the truth? Well, there are three facts that make me side with Bernie on this one and conclude that it’s all just a Warren-inspired smear job:
- Hillary Clinton won the popular vote back in 2016. The margin in the key battleground states was, in some cases at least, truly very small. We’re talking about a couple of thousands of votes. Considering this result, it would be ridiculous to claim that a woman can’t win. Hillary lost, not because she’s a woman, but because she’s a despicable human being.
- Elizabeth Warren is a notorious liar. This woman seems incapable of speaking the truth. Getting fired for being pregnant? A lie. Telling the entire world that her father was a poor janitor? A lie. Secretly being Native American? A lie. If Sanders says that Warren is lying yet again, I have no reason to dismiss his claim. Quite the opposite even.
- Another presidential candidate, Tulsi Gabbard, says that she also met with Sanders before announcing her candidacy. “We had a nice one-on-one conversation,” she writes on Twitter, “and I informed him that I would be running for President. In that meeting, he showed me the greatest respect and encouragement, as always.”
It goes without saying that Bernie Sanders is a socialist fool. His plans for America’s future will bring the country to its knees. We can only hope and pray that he does not become the nominee, let alone president.
On the other hand, it’s crystal clear that the CNN story is nothing more or less than a smear job coming from Team Warren. They have concluded that Sanders isn’t going anywhere, and so they’re going for the jugular in an attempt to make Warren the last prominent socialist candidate standing.
It almost makes you feel sorry for Sanders. Almost. In 2016 he was brought down by the DNC and the Clinton campaign, and now Team Warren is smearing him. You wonder when he’ll finally admit to himself that his party’s leadership hates him and wants to see him destroyed.