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Video emerges of Sanders saying in 1988 a woman could be elected president

Video emerges of Sanders saying in 1988 a woman could be elected president
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A clip emerged Tuesday of Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersBiden announces all-female White House communications team The 'diploma divide' in American politics Bernie Sanders should opt for a government-created vaccine from China or Russia MORE (I-Vt.) saying in 1988 that he believed a woman could be elected president, just a day after Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenInequality of student loan debt underscores possible Biden policy shift Thomas Piketty says pandemic is opportunity to address income inequality The Memo: Biden faces tough road on pledge to heal nation MORE (D-Mass.) said Sanders told her in 2018 that a woman couldn't win the presidency.

"The real issue is not whether you're black or white, whether you're a woman or a man. In my view, a woman could be elected president of the United States," Sanders, at the time a high-profile supporter of Jesse Jackson’s 1988 presidential bid, said in the clip. "The real issue is whose side are you on? Are you on the side of workers and poor people, or are you on the side of big money and the corporations?"

The clip was highlighted by Meagan Day, a staff writer for the leftist magazine Jacobin and a vocal supporter of Sanders.

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The video's circulation comes shortly after a CNN report citing anonymous sources said Sanders told Warren in December 2018 that a woman could not be elected president.

Sanders vehemently denied the claim, saying Monday, "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."

Warren later said she met with Bernie and that "among the topics that came up was what would happen if Democrats nominated a female candidate. I thought a woman could win; he disagreed."