Tempers fray as Sanders denies saying a woman can’t be US president

Bernie Sanders has denied telling his Democratic rival Elizabeth Warren that a woman could not be elected president.

During the latest Democratic debate in Iowa, Mr Sanders rejected Ms Warren’s claims that he made the remark during a private meeting in 2018 – describing it as “incomprehensible”.

The pair were among six candidates sharing the stage in Des Moines as they battle it out to become the Democratic nominee who will face Donald Trump in November’s presidential race.

Democratic candidates (L-R) billionaire activist Tom Steyer, Senator Elizabeth Warren, former vice president Joe Biden, Senator Bernie Sanders, former South Bend, Indiana, mayor Pete Buttigieg and Senator Amy Klobuchar
Image:Democratic candidates from left to right: Tom Steyer, Elizabeth Warren, Joe Biden, Bernie Sanders, Pete Buttigieg and Amy Klobuchar

There are just three weeks to go until Iowa becomes the first state to hold a caucus and choose their preferred candidate.

When asked about the remark during CNN’s televised debate on Tuesday night, Mr Sanders said: “I didn’t say it. I don’t want to waste a whole lot of time on this, because this is what Donald Trump and maybe some of the media want.

Mark Gibson

Graduates in Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois 1990. Move to Los Angeles California in 2004. Specialized in Internet journalism.

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