Warren promised details of dinner with Bernie would remain private — but they’re leaking out

By Mary Margaret Olohan

2020 presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren promised details of her private dinner with fellow candidate Bernie Sanders would be kept private, but the alleged details are leaking.

Sanders allegedly told Warren in a private December 2018 meeting that he did not believe a woman could win the presidential election, CNN reported Monday. However, the publication cited four anonymous sources for the article: two familiar with the meeting, and two who said they spoke with Warren right after. Sanders denied the report’s details.

Video footage from a March 2019 South by Southwest conference in Austin, Texas, shows that Warren once said she wanted her conversation with Sanders to remain private.

“Not long ago, I’m told you went to see him and talk about the two of you possibly running for president, each of you running for president,” moderator and Time magazine contributor Anand Giridharadas asked Warren. “Is it incorrect that he discouraged you from running, and if so, on what grounds?”

“So Bernie and I had a private dinner,” Warren said. “Uh … and … my view is that dinner stays private.”

Sanders told CNN on Monday that “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.”

“It’s sad that, three weeks before the Iowa caucus and a year after that private conversation, staff who weren’t in the room are lying about what happened,” the Vermont senator added. “What I did say that night was that Donald Trump is a sexist, a racist and a liar who would weaponize whatever he could. Do I believe a woman can win in 2020? Of course! After all, Hillary Clinton beat Donald Trump by 3 million votes in 2016.”

The Warren campaign did not respond to a request for comment from the Daily Caller News Foundation.

The Massachusetts senator has referenced similar comments from critics who said she could not win elections because she was a woman.

“I heard this over and over again: ‘Don’t run. A woman can’t win here. Not yet.’ I heard from a lot of women who were afraid that it would be too painful to see another one of us go up against him and lose. That it would set all of us back,” Warren wrote in a March 2019 post to Medium.

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4 thoughts on “Warren promised details of dinner with Bernie would remain private — but they’re leaking out

  1. Bernie did not say he never wanted A woman to be US president.
    Bernie said he never wanted THAT woman to be US president.

    Bernie is a Socialist/Communist at heart.
    He even celebrated his honeymoon, in his pajamas, in the USSR, to prove he was one of THEM.
    He loved Castro of Cuba and Chavez of Venezuela, two most admired leaders, by Communists.

    Warren is merely a Socialist, who thought she had 1/1024 fraction of Native American blood, and told everyone she was a Native American. How deluded can one be?
    There likely are tens of millions of US-born people, who have 1/1024 fraction of Native American blood.

  2. “Details of the dinner” aren’t “leaking out.” What Lizzie the Liar says about details of the dinner are what’s “leaking out.” If Fauxahontas, who was (not) fired, never mind being fired because she was pregnant told me the sun rises in the east – I’d look for a more reliable second opinion. There are downsides to being a confirmed prevaricator. Hillary achieved fame for it. There was so much of it that fragments of the truth are still coming to light. The Democrats indulge in something like what the Muslims call Taqiyya – even when it has no useful purpose, like Hillary claiming her name was chosen because of the fame of Edmund Hillary – who responded in person to say he was unknown Australian beekeeper when Hillary was born.

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