CNN airs audio of tense exchange between Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders

By Chuck Ross

CNN aired audio Wednesday of a tense exchange between Sens. Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders that took place at the end of a Democratic presidential debate in Des Moines, Iowa, Tuesday.

“I think you called me a liar on national TV?” Warren said as she approached Sanders.

“What?” Sanders replied.

“I think you called me a liar on national TV?” Warren repeated.

“Let’s not do it right now. You want to have that discussion, we’ll have that discussion,” Sanders said. “You called me a … you told me, alright let’s not do it right now.”

The exchange unfolded after Warren approached Sanders as the debate ended. Warren was seen refusing to shake Sanders’s hand before the pair engaged in what appeared to be a contentious exchange.

Sanders, from Vermont, had denied during the debate that he told Warren, from Massachusetts, during a 2018 meeting that a woman could not be elected president. CNN reported the allegation in a story Monday that cited four anonymous sources who claimed to be familiar with the exchange.

“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?” CNN moderator Abby Phillip asked Sanders during the debate.

“Well, as a matter of fact, I didn’t say that,” Sanders said.

“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?” Phillip asked.

“That is correct,” Sanders replied.

Phillip turned to Warren to ask about the report but posed the question in a way that made it seem like the story had been verified as accurate.

“Sen. Warren, what did you think when Sen. Sanders told you that a woman could not win the election?” Phillip asked.

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3 thoughts on “CNN airs audio of tense exchange between Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders

  1. I don’t think it matters much what either one of these socialists say.

    All one has to do is look at the state of Vermont to see the failures of their policies.

    The people that follow them like sheep won’t be happy until they have empty pockets with the government controlling their lives.

  2. Democratic 2020 candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren has a credibility problem.

    The Massachusetts senator’s battle with Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders over an alleged sexist remark comes down to who is more trustworthy.

    Sanders and Warren were the only two people in the room when Sanders — according to Warren — said a woman couldn’t be elected president in 2020.

    Sanders has vehemently denied Warren’s version of events, and each candidate has claimed offense at the implication that they would be lying. (RELATED: ‘Media Malpractice’: CNN Faces Backlash For One-Sided Questioning On Sanders Vs. Warren)

    The end result: It’s her word against his. That’s a problem for Warren, who has repeatedly struggled with the truth.

    The fact that she identified herself as Native American for years — despite possessing just a small fraction of Native American DNA — is the most high-profile instance of her credibility struggle, but it’s not the only example.

    Warren repeatedly told voters on the campaign trail that she was pushed out of her job as a special needs teacher after one year because she was “visibly pregnant” — but she told a much different version of the story before she was running for president.

    “I did that for a year, and then that summer I didn’t have the education courses, so I was on an ’emergency certificate,’ it was called. I went back to graduate school and took a couple of courses in education and said, ‘I don’t think this is going to work out for me,’” she recounted in 2007.

    Warren told school choice activists that her children didn’t go to private schools — even though she sent her son to an elite private school.

    “We are going to have the same choice that you had for your kids, because I read that your children went to private schools,” one school choice activist told Warren after a November 2019 campaign event.

    “No, my children went to public schools,” Warren replied.

    But publicly available records show that Warren, who has pledged to crack down on school choice if elected, sent her son to an elite private school.

  3. Now that was exciting, these two socialist slugs having a spat on the
    debate stage …..politics.

    Now is Betsy ” Crazy” Warren spinning a tail because she’s slipping
    in the polls or did Bernie” socialist ” Sanders actually say that ??

    One will never know, but I can see swelled headed Sanders saying that
    and we all know that he’s spews a lot of falsehoods and just plain lies to
    get a vote…………… Senile ?????

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