Democratic presidential candidate in an interaction claimed that a fellow presidential candidate said women could not win presidential elections this year.
Ms. Elizabeth Warren said that the comment was made in 2018 during a 2hr long meeting with the US senate Bernie Sanders.
However Mr. Sanders denied all the claims of ever saying anything as such and also insisted that a woman could beat Donald Trump in the upcoming elections.
Both Ms. Warren and Mr. Sanders are the front runner for the most prominent progressive candidates for the Democratic nomination.
How did Bernie Sanders respond?
Sources quoted Warren aides as saying she had been told by Mr. Sanders during a private meeting that a woman could not win.
In Sanders’ defense he said the comment had been made up by “staff who weren’t in the room and are lying about what happened”
The Vermont senator told: “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.
“What I did say that night was that Donald Trump is a sexist, a racist and a liar who would weaponise 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.” Said Sanders.
But later, Ms. Warren stood by the allegation. “Among the topics that came up was what would happen if Democrats nominated a female candidate,” she said in a statement.
“I thought a woman could win, he disagreed.” The Massachusetts senator added: “I have no interest in discussing this private meeting any further because Bernie and I have far more in common than our differences on punditry.”
She added that the two remained “friends and allies”.