The Democratic party held its final presidential nominee debate on Tuesday night. The stage included Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, Joe Biden, Pete Buttigieg, Amy Klobuchar, and Tom Steyer. Most of the questions and answers were mundane, but one exchange caught the attention of viewers.
Over the past several days, the social media world has been captivated by an exchange Elizabeth Warren recounts between her and Bernie Sanders before campaigning started more than a year ago. As Warren discussed her desire to run, she notes that Sanders told her a woman couldn’t win the presidency.
As Sanders’ campaign workers turned negative on Warren in the last few weeks, Warren publicly discussed the old exchange in what appears to be a counterattack. The issue came up in the debate, where a moderator from CNN framed questions that appear to paint Sanders as a liar.
The moderator asked Sanders:
“You’re saying that you never told Sen. Warren that a woman could not win the election.”
To which Sanders replied, “That is correct.”
The moderator followed up with Warren, asking:
“Sen. Warren, what did you think when Sen. Sanders told you a woman could not win the election?”
To which Warren responded, “I disagreed.”
It looks like someone is lying, and the moderator decided on the culprit.