January 13, 2020

Report: Bernie Training Volunteers to Trash-Talk Warren in Iowa

  • Horse Race

By: Ted Patterson

In Brief:

Bernie Sanders’ campaign is reportedly training volunteers to trash talk Democratic presidential hopeful Elizabeth Warren.

The Background:

NBC News reports Elizabeth Warren has asked fellow Democratic presidential hopeful to take his campaign "in a different direction" after reports emerged he “provided talking points to its volunteers instructing them to paint Warren as the candidate of elites in conversations with voters.”

Warren said:

"I was disappointed to hear that Bernie is sending his volunteers out to trash me. Bernie knows me and has known me for a long time. He knows who I am, where I come from, what I have worked on and fought for and the coalition and grassroots movement we are trying to build. Democrats want to win in 2020 we all saw the impact of the factionalism in 2016 and we can't have a repeat of that."

Why It Matters:

Polling shows Sanders near the top in voters’ favor, but Warren is a close second.

Notable Quotes:

"Elizabeth Warren is a very good friend of mine, we have worked together in the Senate for years, Elizabeth Warren and I will continue to work together, we will debate the issues, no one is gonna trash Elizabeth Warren.”

  • Sen. Bernie Sanders

Ted Patterson is editor of Republic Press.

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