Tensions appeared to remain high between Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) following Tuesday night’s presidential debate.
The two have been engaged in a back-and-forth, with both sides claiming dishonesty from the other, about disputed comments Sanders made about the electability of female candidates running against President Donald Trump.
Tom Namako of BuzzFeed News posted a short clip of the two candidates following the end of the CNN debate.
Sanders can be seen holding out his right arm in a bid to shake hands with Warren, as is customary.
But Warren clenched her hand instead, rejecting Sanders’ offer.
What was said between the two senators could not be heard on CNN’s feed of the video.
Here's the Warren/Sanders exchange at the end. Unclear at the moment what was said. pic.twitter.com/jrtWftQgLD
— Tom Namako (@TomNamako) January 15, 2020
Democratic debate drew record-breaking viewership – Trump’s State of the Union was ‘least viewed of his presidency’
Wednesday night’s Democratic debate drew record-breaking viewership, making it the largest audience for a Democratic debate ever, according to CNN chief media correspondent Brian Stelter.
HUGE #'s for the #DemDebate last night. Looks like 19.7 million on NBC and MSNBC combined. Final # may fluctuate a bit, but it's a new record high for a Dem debate, beating last June's.
The ‘pro-life swing voter’ some moderate Democrats chase is a myth
A thing that I do not understand is why journalists assume that Democratic presidential candidates absolutely must respond to pro-life activists, or deal with The Abortion Problem. I sometimes think it's because they teach you in journalism school that every four years Swing Voters sprout from the earth like cicadas demanding propitiation. And if the Swing Voters are not sufficiently placated, all manner of hell will break loose, like Swing Voters clinging to God & guns or refusing to speak to responsible centrist journalists in Midwestern diners so the poor scribblers can't expense their rice pudding. Things happen!
Michael Bloomberg falls flat as his fellow Democratic candidates pull out the knives at his debate debut
It is said that one needs a pretty big ego to run for president, what with all the pomp on the one hand and all the politicking needed on the other.
Still, it has been bracing even to other politicians, even to all the Democratic presidential candidates, even to Donald Trump, to see the chutzpah of Mayor Mike Bloomberg to spend a reported $420 million to date for his late entry into the presidential sweepstakes to present a buffered and polished version of his own self to the field – to say nothing of earning himself seemingly substantial polling success.