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 SandersWinners and losers from the South Carolina debate Five takeaways from the Democratic debate Sanders most searched, most tweeted about candidate during Democratic debate 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 Ann WarrenWinners and losers from the South Carolina debate Five takeaways from the Democratic debate Sanders most searched, most tweeted about candidate during Democratic debate 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 CuomoChristopher (Chris) Charles CuomoSanders says idea he can't work with Republicans is 'total nonsense' Sanders releases list of how to pay for his proposals Trump takes shot at Cuomo's brother ahead of Oval Office meeting 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 TrumpWinners and losers from the South Carolina debate Five takeaways from the Democratic debate Democrats duke it out in most negative debate so far 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.