Trump calls Warren 'selfish' for 'badly hurting' Sanders by staying in presidential race on Super Tuesday
As the results from Super Tuesday started to trickle in, President Donald Trump picked up his phone and gave his opinion on the same on Twitter.
The POTUS criticized Elizabeth Warren for not dropping out of 2020 Democratic presidential race, like many of her competitors including Pete Buttigieg and Amy Klobuchar —who had called it quits prior to Super Tuesday. Both of them have since endorsed Biden.
According to Trump, if Warren had endorsed Sanders before the big fight for delegates, it would have helped him close the gap between him and Biden.
"So selfish for Elizabeth Warren to stay in the race," Trump tweeted Wednesday morning. "She has Zero chance of even coming close to winning, but hurts Bernie badly. So much for their wonderful liberal friendship. Will he ever speak to her again? She cost him Massachusetts (and came in third), he shouldn’t!"
At the time of writing this article, former Vice President Joe Biden was leading in the Democratic Primaries with 453 pledged delegates, with Bernie Sanders trailing at a close second with 382 delegates. Although Massachusetts senator Elizabeth Warren failed to win any states on the day - including her own state - she managed to get the support of 50 senators.
The number of pledged delegates required to clinch the nomination for any single Democratic nominee is 1991. If no candidate manages to accumulate this number before the party’s national convention in Milwaukee in July, it would be an instance of a contested or brokered convention. The nominee will then be chosen through a complicated process where unpledged delegates – known as superdelegates – would require to vote.
Trump further suggested in a separate tweet that the Democrats had willfully created a "perfect storm" designed to defeat Sanders.
"The Democrat establishment came together and crushed Bernie Sanders, AGAIN! Even the fact that Elizabeth Warren stayed in the race was devastating to Bernie and allowed Sleepy Joe to unthinkably win Massachusetts. It was a perfect storm, with many good states remaining for Joe!" he tweeted.