Bernie Sanders lost all three of the primary contests on Tuesday to former Vice President Joe Biden, leading some people to believe he would be hanging up his bid.
He’s not… at least yet.
CNN’s Manu Raju reports Sanders responded angrily when asked at the Capitol whether or not he would be ending his campaign.
“Sen. Bernie Sanders grew angry when asked about his campaign plans. During a gaggle with reporters in the Capitol, I asked Sanders about his timeframe for making a decision, and he lashed out: ‘I’m dealing with a f*****g global crisis. You know, we’re dealing with,'” the CNN congressional correspondent said in a tweet.
Raju pressed further but Sanders said he was more focused on the coronavirus and its impact on the country than campaigning.
“I noted he’s running for president, and he said: ‘Well right now, right now I’m trying to do my best to make sure that we don’t have an economic meltdown and that people don’t die. Is that enough for you to keep me busy for today?'”
As BizPac Review reports, Axios initially reported that Sanders was dropping out of the presidential primary before correcting their report to say he was reassessing his approach. the publication subsequently released an apology.
From BizPac Review:
CNN’s Manu Raju said when another reporter asked Sanders what he’s saying to his supporters, “he sidestepped the question, noting he sent out a statement. Then, I asked about his time frame [for suspending his campaign] — and he was furious.”
In reality, the Sanders camp had deactivated its Facebook ads. That’s usually a precursor to a candidate ending their campaign. That’s exactly what Pete Buttigieg and Mike Bloomberg did right before suspending their campaigns.
As it is, there are growing calls for Senator Sanders to drop out following Tuesday’s primary races. Joe Biden now has an almost insurmountable lead over Bernie, and the remaining electoral primary map looks disastrous for Sanders.
CNN political commentator David Axelrod suggested that Bernie should drop out because he has no chance to win the Democratic Party’s nomination now.