President Donald Trump is blaming Senator Elizabeth Warren for the faltering campaign of Senator Bernie Sanders.
In a series of tweets, the President said Warren – a left-wing firebrand – “destroyed”Sanders’ chances at the Democratic nomination when she refused to suspend her campaign earlier. That split the supporter base that she shares with the Vermont lawmaker.
“Elizabeth “Pocahontas” Warren single handedly destroyed the Bernie Sanders campaign by stripping voters away from his count on Super T,” President Trump said after Sen. Sanders lost many states to now Democratic frontrunner Joe Biden on Super Tuesday.
“He lost states that he easily would have won if she had dropped out 3 days earlier,” he added.
Elizabeth “Pocahontas” Warren singlehandedly destroyed the Bernie Sanders campaign by stripping voters away from his count on Super T. He lost states that he easily would have won if she had dropped out 3 days earlier. The DNC is doing it to Bernie again! Will he ever get angry?
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 9, 2020
Sen. Warren suspended her bid for president only after her disappointing performance on Super Tuesday. She didn’t win any state and also came third in her own state of Massachusetts.
The lady senator also refrained from endorsing Sen. Sanders despite many of her supporters leaning towards his far-left policy proposals.
More Bad News for Bernie
Sen. Sanders’ campaign suffered another major blow when former vice president Biden swept most of the states up for grabs on Tuesday.
The Associated Press declared the former VP as the winner in Mississippi, Missouri, and Idaho. He also won the biggest prize of the night – Michigan, with its 125 delegates. Sen. Sanders, meanwhile, won North Dakota and is set to win Washington state too.
On Tuesday, President Trump called out Sen. Warren once more, saying Sen. Sanders would have had a bigger chance if she had pulled out of the race sooner.
“Pocahontas, working in conjunction with the Democrat Party, totally destroyed the campaign of Bernie Sanders,” the President said, poking fun at Sen. Warren’s claim to have American Indian heritage.
Pocahontas, working in conjunction with the Democrat Party, totally destroyed the campaign of Bernie Sanders. If she would have quit 3 days earlier, Sanders would have beaten Biden in a route, it wouldn’t even have been close. They also got two other losers to support Sleepy Joe!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 11, 2020
“If she would have quit 3 days earlier, Sanders would have beaten Biden in a route, it wouldn’t even have been close,” he added.
Biden Wins Yang
Most of the other former Democratic presidential candidates have rallied behind Biden’s campaign since his decisive win in South Carolina ahead of the Super Tuesday.
On Wednesday, businessman Andrew Yang became the latest to back Biden’s bid for president, despite claiming that Sen. Sanders was his inspiration for running for president in the first place.
“I believe that Joe Biden will be the Democratic nominee, and I’ve always said I’m going to support whoever the nominee is,” the former candidate said.
BREAKING: Andrew Yang endorses Joe Biden on CNN.
"I say this having supported Bernie Sanders in 2016. Bernie was an inspiration for me, inspired my run. But the math says Joe is our prohibitive nominee." pic.twitter.com/mcRU0bGYV2
— Axios (@axios) March 11, 2020
“So I hereby am endorsing Joe Biden to be not just the nominee for the Democratic Party, but the next president of the United States,” he added.
Sanders Sticking Around
While the past few weeks have not been good to Sen. Sanders, his spokesperson said he is not dropping out.
“I, for one, am extremely excited about this debate all the moderates are panicking about,” Sen. Sanders’ spokesperson, Briahna Joy Gray said on Twitter.
“The delegate count difference is only about 150 points out of 4051 total. America finally gets to see Biden defend his ideas, or lack thereof, on Sunday,” she said referring to the upcoming March 15 debate in Phoenix.
I, for one, am extremely excited about this debate all the moderates are panicking about.
The delegate count difference is only about 150 points out of 4051 total.
— Briahna Joy Gray (@briebriejoy) March 11, 2020
She also called on Sen. Sanders’ supporters to “stay focused.”
Biden Thanks Bernie
Meanwhile, the former VP appears to have already assumed the role of the presumptive nominee striking a conciliatory tone with Sen. Sanders in his victory speech on Tuesday.
The former vice president is now the clear favorite to win the Democratic nomination – sweeping recent state primaries and also the support of his former rivals within the party.
“I wanna thank Bernie Sanders and his supporters for their tireless energy and their passion. We share a common goal – and together, we will defeat Donald Trump. We’ll defeat him together. We’re gonna bring this nation together,” the former vice president said in Philadelphia.
As of Wednesday morning, the former vice president has 823 delegates compared to Sen. Sanders’ 663. To secure the Democratic nomination, the presidential candidate needs 1,991 delegates.
The next Democratic presidential nominee will be announced at the July Democratic National Convention in Milwaukee.