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Sanders denies tweet about corporate Democrats was dig at Warren

Sanders denies tweet about corporate Democrats was dig at Warren
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Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersThe Memo: Biden faces tough road on pledge to heal nation Clyburn: Biden falling short on naming Black figures to top posts Prepare for buyers' remorse when Biden/Harris nationalize health care MORE (I-Vt.) on Wednesday denied that a tweet Wednesday referencing corporate Democrats supporting "anybody but Bernie" was a direct shot at his fellow progressive Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenThe Memo: Biden faces tough road on pledge to heal nation Disney laying off 32,000 workers as coronavirus batters theme parks Kamala Harris, Stacey Abrams among nominees for Time magazine's 2020 Person of the Year MORE (D-Mass.).

Rather, he said the tweet was aimed at the Washington think-tank Third Way.

“That tweet was not about Elizabeth Warren at all. Not at all. Elizabeth is a friend of mine, and we’re going to run what I hope are issue-oriented campaigns," Sanders told CNN's Chris CuomoChris CuomoMedia and Hollywood should stop their marching-to-Georgia talk Clyburn: 'We're teetering on' giving president 'authority to be dictator' The 'Anonymous' saga ended with a dud — a perfect example of the problem of Trump-era media MORE on "Cuomo Primetime." 

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"This was though, a very strong statement about a group called Third Way, and you know that Third Way is the corporatist wing of the Democratic Party," he continued. 

Sanders' remarks come hours after he referenced a Politico article about how Democrats are running to Warren's campaign in a bid to block him from getting the nomination. 

 

 

The post was seen by many to be a dig at Warren, who has recently rivaled Sanders for his second place spot in a series of Democratic primary polls. 

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Sanders went on in the interview to slam Third Way, and questioned whether they would support him if he was the Democratic presidential nominee. 

“So I don’t mind taking on all of corporate America and Trump and the Republican Party, but I have a question for Third Way, and that is if I win the Democratic nomination, I think we got a good shot at that, who are they going to support? Are they going to support Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpVenezuela judge orders prison time for 6 American oil executives Trump says he'll leave White House if Biden declared winner of Electoral College The Memo: Biden faces tough road on pledge to heal nation MORE? Or are they going to support Bernie Sanders?" he said. 

Third Way responded to Sanders' earlier tweet, saying the group would "absolutely" support the Democratic nominee.