Ana Kasparian on CNN Calling Out Warren’s Shady Attacks on Bernie Sanders

Ana Kasparian on CNN Calling Out Warren’s Shady Attacks on Bernie Sanders


>>There was a giant story that took up most
of the headlines yesterday involved Elizabeth Warren, accusing Bernie Sanders of telling
her that a woman cannot be elected as president. Now this was a private conversation that happened
between Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders in December of 2018, so over a year ago. And at first, the story was reported by CNN,
and there were no sources named. There were four anonymous sources. None of those individuals were in the room
as Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren had that conversation. So, there was a lot of speculation about what
was going on and there was a lot of pressure toward Warren to just either confirm or deny
what CNN was reporting. Well she did finally put out a statement and
the statement infuriated me further. “I thought a woman could win, he disagreed. 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.” So she didn’t give any insight into the context
of the conversation. She, just made a vague statement. She didn’t quote him, she made a vague statement
about how he disagreed. So that doesn’t answer a lot of questions. In fact, that leaves us to question what happened
even further. And so, Cuomo invited me on his program and
I thank him for that because it’s not often that you see progressive voices in cable news. And I was on with Howard Dean. We’re not going to show you clips of Howard
Dean because honestly, he didn’t say anything interesting or controversial. I don’t mean that to insult him. It’s just there was nothing there was nothing
he said that was like, you know worth discussing further on the show.>>So he wasn’t like slamming Bernie.>>He wasn’t actually.>>Okay.>>He wasn’t, he wasn’t.>>Well, that’s important to know.>>Right so, but I do wanna show you a few
of the exchanges I had with Cuomo and mostly I wanna fill in the blanks, because these
segments are so short that I didn’t get a chance to make some of the points that I really
wanted to make. So let’s take a look. This entire situation is so incredibly disappointing
and also incredibly stupid. Because in shutting down the conversation
and saying that she refuses to talk about it any further, there are questions that need
to be asked. What was the context of the discussion? Was he talking about it in the context of
where the country is right now? And also I would love to see anyone in the
media hold Joe Biden accountable for literally saying the exact same thing publicly no criticism,
no backlash, none. And we also need to mention that Bernie Sanders
encouraged Elizabeth Warren to run back in 2016. And there are multiple videos of Bernie Sanders,
dating back to the 1980s, where he publicly spoke about how he believes a woman can can
win. And so all of this contextual information
is incredibly important to the conversation and unfortunately it’s being left out to paint
a particular candidate as some sort of sexist, when the facts just don’t bear that out.>>Well we don’t know what the facts are,
because Elizabeth Warren says->>We do though.>>But he said.>>We do, we have.>>We have evidence of, how do we know he
said it?>>No, she says. No, no, no, I don’t-
>>And in what context?>>No, I don’t, I don’t know anything. I’m saying Elizabeth Warren says he said it. So now, we’ve got something here.>>So, I, okay.>>Okay, yeah.>>I said my piece. I was glad I was given an opportunity to kinda
share->>You did a good job.>>All of the various example of who Bernie
Sanders is and what hes’ fought for. And look we didn’t even get into his record
when it comes to fighting for women. He was supportive of reproductive rights before
that was a popular position to take. He was supportive of the Violence Against
Women Act. In fact in an effort to get Bernie Sanders
to vote for Biden’s crime bill they purposely included the Violence Against Women Act in
the text to that legislation.>>Mm-hm.>>And so he felt passionately about it. He gave a very impassioned speech as a law
maker in support of the Violence Against Women Act, doing something about the fact that women
were facing just devastating domestic abuse. We didn’t get to all of that, but at least
I got an opportunity to share a few examples of who he his, and I’m grateful for that,
because you didn’t see that anywhere else.>>Yeah, look and I’m glad that you did that
and I would have the exact same impulse to do that. If we don’t have any evidence from the conversation,
and we don’t, other than they’re are obviously dueling characterizations of what was said. Then we need to look to what else do we know
about this person to help evaluate how likely it is that we think he said this thing which
seems, on it’s face, kinda crazy. We can’t imagine, I mean even if I didn’t
know the stuff going back to the 80s, I would say he’s not gonna sit down with the woman
who’s going to be facing him on the debate stage in six months and tell her, no, no,
none of you broads could ever. He’s not gonna say anything like that, that’s
crazy. But once you add the context, that’s important
too. And it’s not like the stuff from the 80s isn’t,
it doesn’t mean that he couldn’t say something like that. You’re not either a sexist or not a sexist
in the same way that you’re either a racist or not a racist. It is a whole bunch of different things about
you that exist on a spectrum. It’s a cloud of different things. You can be generally supportive of a group
but still believe something ignorant, or something like that. But it just doesn’t make any sense that he
would say that.>>If you’re-
>>And its really fascinating, one other thing.>>Go ahead, go ahead.>>And it makes a 100% sense that he would
criticize Trump in the same way that he’s been doing publicly every single day for literally
years. He would say, yeah, Trump is a misogynist
he’ll attack a female candidate. I’ve been saying that. You’ve been saying that. Literally everyone on every side of these
issues have been saying that same thing.>>Right I think that’s what the context of
the conversation was. Obviously there’s no way of knowing because
Warren has decided to shut the conversation.>>I know.>>Down at this point and that’s, look, this
leak came from her campaign. It’s very clear. I mean, even Nate Silver put that on blast-
>>Ryan Grim said that he asked her is this an intentional leak from your campaign and
she says no.>>She- No, it’s not an intentional leak. This is what I think happened. I think that there are two schools of thought
within her campaign. I think there’s the progressive school of
thought, well meaning people who wanna fight for the right things. But her campaign has been infiltrated with
these Obama era officials, some of whom I’ll talk about in a little bit. But I think that they went behind her back
and leaked this to CNN, because they saw that she was really struggling in the polls. I want to be clear, this is my speculation,
and my read on it, okay?>>That would be my hunch, too.>>I don’t think that she green-lit it, but
I don’t know. What I do know is she had an opportunity to
jump in and say Bernie Sanders is a good friend of mine. I do not believe he’s sexist. We had a conversation where we were discussing
the pros and cons of both of our candidacies. Because the fact, look it’s a fact, right? If you’re going to assess you’re electability,
your viability as a candidate, you’re gonna think about all the different ways you’re
gonna get attacked. And so with Bernie Sanders it’s gonna be the
socialist narrative, the socialist fear mongering, with Warren, yeah, I mean if you’re a woman,
we’ve never had a female president in the United States. Of course there’s sexism in the country. People have had frank conversations about
that. And I think it makes sense to then take a
conversation like that and try to spin it as you know evidence of Sanders supposed sexism
is just gross. And her statement left much to be desired
as someone who considers herself a friend of Bernie Sanders. And I wanna actually fast forward really quick
to what the campaign is now telling its supporters and its staffers, okay?>>Mm-hm.>>So there is a Twitter group where they
communicate with one another and BuzzFeed reported the following. Warren’s campaign is telling key online supporters
that their goal is de-escalation and warning backers not to accuse Bernie Sanders of sexism. So I’m gonna give you exact quotes from this
group from an Elizabeth Warren campaign official. I would be careful with the sexism angle when
it comes to the Bernie/Warren exchange individually- that’s not what this is about and I think
it’ll be really bad news for us if that becomes what this is about. This is about i.e., press asking her if she
thinks Bernie is sexist. The staffer told the group. Is that what this is about broadly absolutely,
I don’t know what that means. But no one here is actually claiming Bernie
himself is sexist regardless of your own personal beliefs on that topic. One other quote from this campaign official
“Claiming you are worried a woman can not win flagging that she will receive sexist
attacks is something many, many people feel.”>>Mh-hm.>>So they are trying to isolate it, but this
is the kind of I would, I would have much rather preferred Elizabeth Warren to include. I do not believe Bernie Sanders is sexist,
in her statement.>>She has that opportunity tonight, doesn’t
she?>>She does, she does and I hope that she
takes it. But with that said, there’s one other part
of this Cuomo appearance that I wanted to share with you and I wanted to actually get
your thoughts. This is a theory that I have, I’ve shared
it on this show before I got an opportunity to share it with Cuomo’s audience. I think the reason why she noticed a dip in
the polls, and if you just go back to the timing of all of this, it was after she put
out her transition plan for Medicare For All.>>Right.>>That transition plan made it abundantly
clear that she was not actually gonna push for Medicare For All. She was really gonna push for a public option. Then you see this dip in the poll. Right, now my problem with Elizabeth Warren
is that rather than acknowledging the flaw in her tactic there and changing course, she
has decided to bring up a conversation that she had with Bernie Sanders in December of
2018 when he notices a significant rise in the polls. Like, the American people aren’t stupid. They notice what’s going on, they notice that
she’s bringing this up at a time when her campaign is really struggling.>>Now listen.>>I think it’s a bad move on her point. I think she should focus on policy.>>I hear you.>>Yes.>>He hears you.>>He hears me. But then he went on to talk about how he thinks
that the Democratic candidates are focusing too much on policy. You know, on the granular level he kept saying
that and then he also talked about the electability of someone like Bernie because he refers to
himself as a socialist. Which is.>>Well there’s a million poles, general election
poles with him versus Trump. If you want evidence, that exists.>>I know. So that’s the point that I wanted to make
but the segment needed to end. And a long-time Bernie Sanders adviser, Jeff
Weaver, was on after me, so I’m totally fine with my segment ending so he can talk. But look, I wanna show the polling because
I think the polling backs up what my theory is. And if you look at the average, the real clear
politics average, and it’s important to look at averages, guys, because if you take any
one pole, and you use that one pole to have a theory of what’s going on, I don’t really
think it’s that accurate. You gotta look at an average of what’s happening. So you look at all the different poles. For the people watching right now, the brown
line is the Elizabeth Warren campaign. And for those of you listening in the podcast,
let me just note what happens. You see her surging up, up, up, up all the
way from to June to about October. October is when she spikes. That’s when she has really great debate performance
and she touted many of her progressive policies. But then in November, November 15th, to be
exact, that’s when she releases her healthcare transition plan. Which makes it clear that she’s not actually
gonna fight for Medicare for all. She’s gonna propose a public option. And, if she gets that passed, in her third
year, when she’s gonna ramp up for reelection she’s gonna then propose Medicare for all. That is when you see a significant dip, right? And so that’s the point that I was trying
to make on the show. Because they keep talking about, socialism
is scary, and Bernie is really gonna struggle when it comes to his electability. But when it comes to the policies, and so
many people in the media fail to realize this. His policies are popular with the base, they’re
popular with voters. And it’s not just voters on the left, it’s
popular with many Americans, even the small majority of Republicans, like Medicare for
all, when you poll them on it. And so I bring this all up because all of
these identity issues that the media keeps bringing up and harping on, don’t really resonate
with voters when they can jot feed their kids or when they are in the middle of financial
ruin because they can not pay their medical bills.

100 thoughts on “Ana Kasparian on CNN Calling Out Warren’s Shady Attacks on Bernie Sanders

  1. Cuomo is a joke. He is a perfect example of how privilege gets you a high paying job because of your family's name. Then he acts like a complete idiot and wonders why people call him a joke.

  2. Ana Kasparian and the Young Turks are awesome! Straight slayin' it with the way I want this country to go that line up with my beliefs. Which pretty much means OG Sanders for president!

  3. Anyone else getting sick of TYT towing the Bernie line regardless? You cry about trump being elected while this channel is literally the Bernie bro home world. I’ve watched TYT for 5 years and for a brief moment donated to keep ya all employed. You sow division and refuse to work with others. Compromise isn’t a bad word… you’re all journalists, meanings of words shouldn’t be difficult. Please stop dividing the liberals in the US, you might as well be on Putin’s payroll. As a heads up as a gay dude, I only watch because Anna is smart. Also given that fact, this whole channel is a bunch of reformed homophobes (Including Anna, the whole reason I watch) who are now trashing the one gay person on stage please take some much needed criticism and stop with the ‘hit’ pieces against Mayor Pete. Everyone can learn and change… as the hosts of this show gave up
    Their homophobia… until a gay candidate is running. Then smear after smear focusing the gay person. Are your hands as clean as you think they are?

  4. Trouble in Progressiville?
    Just a microcosm of how fractured the party has become. One of them is being less than honest which just goes to show they are human/politicians too

  5. Elizabeth Warren will say or do ANYTHING to further her political ambitions. This is a shocking 'below the belt, and 'stoopid' move. She shape-shifts or does whatever it takes to get ahead. Bernie 2020.

  6. All these trolls all super mad at you for backing Bernie as if it is some kind of bias conspiracy. Hahaha Seriously they are MAD that you , a progressive show, is backing the ONLY TRUE PROGRESSIVE candidate in the bunch. He is the one who TRULY fights for equal rights for all and who truly wants the people to prosper. He has the track record to PROVE EVERYTHING HE DOES AND SAYS…… So hey trolls, THAT is why they back him ,you fully infuriating little dur dur's you….That is why they believe him. Y'all are tired with your nonsense. Evolve already.

  7. Who freaking cares? There are more important issues to discuss. This division is why Repubes laugh at the left. (I’m on the left)

  8. Honestly Warren has never been very smart politically. Shes great at policy but shes always made bone head decisions politically.

  9. I hate fake azz outrage from the right. Our Predator-in-Chief has over 28 women accused, sued, and settled accusation of sexual misconduct, and they have nothing to say. But, they are very vocal and active when a Republican claiming to be a Progressive state that Bernie say a woman can't win the presidency, this is stupid.

  10. She also said she was American Indian. There is just something about her I feel we don't know, and for good reasons. Bernie2020

  11. She completely used that leaked information to use it in the debate. She didn't merely deflect the question she used it to move the conversation to elevate herself. Had Sanders said it her response would have appeared tough and above it all. Moving the conversation and not answering the question made her look like she's working the info for for her benefit.

  12. Shit like this is why ppl think democrats are pansies. Who CARES about this? Just talking about it is a waste of time. This faux outrage has to stop or we will lose again!!! It was a conversation. I know a woman can't win. That's just our culture and before you say Hillary got more votes….is she president?? This is such an awful group to be running against Trump
    Only the dems can snatch defeat from the jaws of victory

  13. You so called progressives are all pathetic. Ana needs to calm down and get over herself. We need to stick together but Bernie bros female and male are so sensitive, equal to trumpians.

  14. Man, you guys st TYT are all-in for team Bernie aren't you? Why do you bother to mention anyone else? My problem is he'll be 80, already had at least one heart attack, and we saw in 2016 that he cannot garner enough support to get elected. Before I get branded ageist, I am concerned about someone that old as president. And let's be honest, A LOT can change between 80 and 84.

  15. Please stop playing into the MSM pitting the candidates against each other.

    You always talk about how the MSM is in Biden's pocket. But you're playing right into their hands. The story is the about the disparity in coverage. Not this bullshit dispute.

  16. 2 things. Who is Sexist? Men or Women. I believe BOTH. Hence a line years ago Betty White was asked. Is OBAMA sexist? and she answers as a woman "OH YEAH he's one HUNK of MAN" Now Women tend to vote for Men. More so on the Democratic side. On the Republican side that only happens when they find someone they would call (this word is offensive) HOT. Sarah Palin. Oh they just drooled over her. Love notes read out loud on cable. smh Every single far right Republican I knew that voted that year said they were not voting for that Liberal twit John McCain. He won't last a year. They were voting for Sarah Palin. Again who is sexist. Both! This is a common mistake Women candidates make. They don't realize women vote for men because well they are generally women who love men. Straight women. It's possible this changes in the LBGT area (I can't add Q as I consider that an offensive word.)… Second thing… is supporters. It seems to me that like Hillary supporters they are out to provoke. Fox News style. Getting people in Gotcha areas. And Sanders isn't biting. So they panicked. Will I vote for Warren? Depends on how long this walks this back. If she doesn't hope Bernie picks Tulsi who despite her faults hasn't made a mistake this big. Yeah the mucked up on Trump but they got the votes to impeach so it wasn't the John McCain shock vote on health care. It didn't mean much. Warren or whoever wanted to make Tulsi look good. No clue why. Wish

  17. Wish he would have been on Cuomos show instead of Ana Kasparian…hes much more level headed, eloquent and has better logical reasoning. Shes an emotional wreck. Gotta advance arguments with reason, not emotion.

  18. Bernie's biggest self-torpedo is the word socialist. The VAST majority of Americans have no understanding of what the word means. They don't realize it is one of the 3 main economic philosophies. The giant swath of red states across the map hear the word socialist, and they are immediately thinking something along the lines of, "He's a godless, Russian commie! He's gonna take all my guns, money and property! Hell if I'm gonna let that happen!"

  19. I am not a fan of either Warren or Bernie in the least bit. But I would have never imagined seeing such clear display of bias towards a democrat candidate! I couldn't help but laugh when I saw it.

  20. He probably said Hilary wouldn't win, so she is using that as him saying a woman couldn't win…..like I said before Warren is full of shit

  21. Could be true.. its not a sexist thing to say. What a low blow. Betrayal is very hard to defend against. This is going to drag them both down and she is ok with it.

  22. Are Sanders and Warren partners in cattle farming or meat processing – "The Bernie-Warren Beef"?
    (Asking for a friend.)

  23. Let's be clear. Let's stop beating around the bush, Let's be Honest. Here's the deal. Crazy Bernie most likely said what he said and is lying. He is weak, spinless and a pathetic Gutless Coward too. Let's all agree and move on.

  24. Sander wrote a paper about women fantasizing about rape, and that orgasms cause cervical cancer. His 2016 campaign was rampant with sexism. Voted against the Amber Alert System, and a measure that required rapist to declare if they had aids to thier victims, and so on. We know Bernie will flip depending on the current optics and outlook. I mean he endorsed Cenks political run, then with the slightest scrutiny withdrew his support just a few months ago. But still you believe Bernie 100% because you listened to the things that fit your narative. We don't know who is being honest, and I thought it was probably said or heavily implied and just was taken out of context. The bottom line is that the intelligent thing is to do is to move on from this he said she said. I mean you puposly never say anything negative about Bernie, from the numerous horrible polocies, to scandles like allegations of misused donations and his wife's fraud scandal. You will attack Warren for every little thing and worse of all lie about her or be dishonest… especially about her Medicare for all plan which is far superior to Bernies plan. Honestly, I expected this, TYT is no longer home of progressives, it's home of Bernie Sanders and only those who religiously back him. SOS, Sander only station. Do you even realize you attack Warren like the main stream media attacks Bernie, you actively have torn at the 2nd most progressive person to the point there is no repair, no, not the home of progressives, just Bernie.

  25. Ana to Cuomo “the American people aren’t stupid”…..ummm apparently 50% plus are otherwise there wouldn’t be a clown in the White House 😝🤪🤣

  26. Warren shady attacks really you don't know what happened between them, and shame on you, I am done, you guys are no better then republicans, so no sources yet you call Warren shady. You should not be infuriated, if a guy gabbed you or stuck his prick in your face as done to me at work then maybe be infuriated. Your so full of it.

  27. One of those 2 are lying so both of them gotta go. Bernie is a little over the hill and Warren is topping the hill now. Bidden is having a hard time even speaking. But I will vote for whoever is running against trump.

  28. What is madding cnn is helping trump by reporting fake news regarding medicare for all. They never objective about it. They play the narrative that medicare for all takes away private insurance, they never ever say that it will be replaced with better coverage than you have, it will be cheaper than the current system, no more Copays or deductables. Like I'm in the UK with universal health care, now I'm asthmatics from birth, I've had countless trips to the ER, 4 times I've been hospitalise, in my 30s I got a chronic condition and I've been in and out of neurology and rheumatology getting mri, cat scans, nerve conduction test, even a sonogram aswell as well as countless blood test. I see myGP 2-3 a month. I'm on 8 different prescription. Never once had to worry about how am I going to pay got this. Now unfortunately because of brexit we have lost 11 thousands NHS staff from all over, these were people from European countries who had no idea if they would have a job of brexit happened. But it's not the case of replacing them tomorrow. Nurse take 4 years to train, Drs take up to 8 years to train and specialist take up to 13 years to train. So when you see people saying there is additional wait times, this is the reason. Let's be clear wait times are based on emergency, so it's not life of death, there is order to it. So for all Americans I hope you get Bernie because you are worth more than some insurance companies profit.

  29. Ig she were to win the nomination(please no, please no) then she will be going up against the sexist-in chief, the sexest CHAMPION of the WORLD. She WILL get chewed up and spat out by Drumpf and he won't even break a sweat.

  30. And? So? This is so not worth talking about.🙄🙄🙄 How quickly we forget there are men, women and children locked in cages. Y’all worried about the wrong stuff 🤦🏾‍♀️ I know tyt has made it clear their voting for Sanders but he doesn’t need anyone to cover for him.

  31. Hey Ana you should be very proud, you got Cuomo to be honest for ONCE when he said, "I don't know ANYTHING". Thanks for admitting that Chris but…we already knew that about you and your so called "news" station.

  32. Somebody out there is calling this a "feud". No it's not, Bernie answered the question truthfully and Warren is lying her face off. It's not my line but I got to use it anyway, Warren hasn't taken off the gloves, she's taken off the MASK. Damn I wish I came up with that one, it's sooo true.

  33. So my only question
    -is the point that the Electoral College is not going to let a woman win? My point is that I have no faith in the system or the Integrity of this country anymore because they let a criminal be president then they made Hillary out to be a criminal and maybe she is, I don't know maybe they all are……

  34. I agree with Bernie. A woman should never be President. It's far too risky. She could do anything crazy when she has her period like nuke Italy, send men to Guantanamo bay for misdemeanors or release all death row inmates because she feels bad for them. We need to be careful folks.

  35. ”That’s when he told me: ‘ Kamala Harris can’t win’ and there you have it folks. Bernie just told me a woman can’t win” -Elizabeth Warren

  36. Seeing the CNN Corporate bias on display for all to see last night as disgusting as it is, lost me as a CNN viewer. I won't go back for more brain washing. The big news today it all backfired as Bernie Sanders supporters donated $1.7 million in 1 day.

  37. Lying and thieving run hand in hand she clearly lied about the man from whom she stole ideas from, this has backfired on her and will so more as time goes on. Warren with the help of CNN just handed Bernie Sanders the democratic nomination.

  38. Elizabeth Warren just decided that she doesn't want to be vice-president in a Sanders presidency. The problem is that I don't think that Sanders can win without Warren's delegates in the convention. I'm now worried that Warren will be spiteful enough to throw her delegates to Biden in the convention. It looks like Sanders will have to win 50%+1 of the delegates in the primary, so that he can win on the first vote in the convention. If he doesn't have that, then Biden will likely be the next president.

  39. They only care about someone's record when it's Bernie. Other people anything they did before gets ignored if you don't like them now.

  40. Ana on Fake news CNN? What's so surprising about that? CNN hates Trump and Ana hates Trump. Both hate America. Both post fake news and propaganda.

  41. It's simple, if you don't know the the conversation, than all you can do is go by the record. That's what Anne was saying, but that normally bright como did not get it.

  42. You just cant catch Bernie.
    Bernie is squeaky clean and the right has no clue how to deal with consistent honesty and sticking to policies.
    Bernie runs circles around every one of them.

  43. They need to work together or the progressives are going to lose . Maybe Marianne Williamson can help them reframe their conversation to help them help each other for the best of the country!

  44. I believe Bernie said some version of it. Maybe something like "it will be easier for some Trump supporters to vote for a male Democrat than any qualified woman". I don't believe Warren would just make this up out of thin air. It was probably some dumb comment that Bernie might not even have believed at the time. Or he might have just misspoken. But I do believe that they had that conversation, more than that Warren just made up the whole thing.

  45. Ana, I always love your analysis, but I disagree that identity issues don't matter to people when they are working class. A couple of things are happening, in my interpretation:
    -us working class POC are unwilling to settle for candidates who use identity politics solely as their signature campaign messaging, without any real viable economic policies
    -Bernie Sanders' campaign has done a great job making the connections between race and class, which has made working class people buy in to the movement that he is creating.

    Identity politics is the weird "liberal boogeyman" that people like to pooh-pooh; while I identify as a progressive and use my class-based analysis when identifying favorable candidates, I do think that it is important for working class champion candidates to also consider the implications of race and class in their outreach to potential voters, as well as form policies that keep race and class as key factors. Working class folks of color have made clear that we need candidates that run campaigns that name race and class and that include substantive policies that will improve our lives; identity politics alone WILL NOT WIN over an electorate and NEITHER WILL REDUCTIVE class analysis.

  46. When Warren was leading, this story didn't exist. Bernie takeovers the lead, all of a sudden CNN leans Bernie told Warren a woman can or be President. Funny how that works.

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