Trump Really Wants Warren To Drop Out…For The Sake Of Her ‘Friendship’ With Bernie

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) speaks during the Democratic Presidential Debate at Otterbein University on October 15, 2019 in Westerville, Ohio. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

It’s Wednesday morning, and President Donald Trump is doling out his takes on the primary race in the form of bizarre fanfiction, particularly with regards to Sens. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Bernie Sanders (I-VT).

Trump started off with his typical attempt to sow division between Sanders’ (I-VT) supporters and the Democratic establishment by claiming the latter “CRUSHED” the Vermont senator. Then he dragged Warren for not dropping out.

“Even the fact that Elizabeth Warren stayed in the race was devastating to Bernie and allowed Sleepy Joe to unthinkably win Massachusetts,” Trump tweeted. “It was a perfect storm, with many good states remaining for Joe!”

The (definitely good faith) indignation on Sanders’ behalf continued several minutes later.

“So selfish for Elizabeth Warren to stay in the race,” Trump tweeted. “She has Zero chance of even coming close to winning, but hurts Bernie badly. So much for their wonderful liberal friendship.”

“Will he ever speak to her again?” he wondered. “She cost him Massachusetts (and came in third), he shouldn’t!”

But it doesn’t seem like Warren will be heeding Trump’s tongue-in-cheek advice anytime soon, despite the gut punch of losing her home state along with all the other Super Tuesday states.

In an email sent to her supporters late Tuesday night, the Massachusetts Democrat asserted that “there are six more primaries just one week away, and we need your help to keep up the momentum.”

Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who also had a bad night, is apparently feeling less optimistic than Warren; the Associated Press and NBC News report that Bloomberg is “reassessing” whether he ought to stay in the race after his Super Tuesday gambit crashed and burned.

Dear Reader,

When we asked recently what makes TPM different from other outlets, readers cited factors like honesty, curiosity, transparency, and our vibrant community. They also pointed to our ability to report on important stories and trends long before they are picked up by mainstream outlets; our ability to contextualize information within the arc of history; and our focus on the real-world consequences of the news.

Our unique approach to reporting and presenting the news, however, wouldn’t be possible without our readers’ support. That’s not just marketing speak, it’s true: our work would literally not be possible without readers deciding to become members. Not only does member support account for more than 80% of TPM’s revenue, our members have helped us build an engaged and informed community. Many of our best stories were born from reader tips and valuable member feedback.

We do what other news outlets can’t or won’t do because our members’ support gives us real independence.

If you enjoy reading TPM and value what we do, become a member today.

Latest News
Comments
Masthead Masthead
Founder & Editor-in-Chief:
Executive Editor:
Managing Editor:
Associate Editor:
Investigations Desk:
Reporters:
Newswriters:
Director of Audience:
Editor at Large:
General Counsel:
Publisher:
Head of Product:
Director of Technology:
Associate Publisher:
Front End Developer:
Senior Designer: