Presidential contender Elizabeth Warren confirmed Monday that her competitor Bernie Sanders told her at a meeting in her Washington, D.C. apartment in December 2018 that he did not believe a woman could beat Donald Trump in 2020.
According to CNN, the two discussed how best to take down President Trump, and Warren laid out the main reasons she would be a strong candidate: she could make a robust argument about the economy and earn broad support from female voters. Sanders reportedly told her he did not believe a woman could win.
Sanders’ camp declared this story to be a lie, with Sanders himself saying, “We need to hear from [Warren] directly, but I know what she would say that it is not true, that it is a lie.” Warren, however, confirmed it in a statement: “Among the topics that came up was what would happen if Democrats nominated a female candidate. I thought a woman could win; he disagreed.”
President Trump weighed in on Twitter, asking, “Do I see a feud brewing?”