U.S. Debate Mystery Solved: Warren Told Sanders He Called Her a Liar on National TV

The mystery of what presidential rivals Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders said to each other in a heated exchange after Tuesday night’s Democratic debate has been solved, with debate host CNN revealing that Warren accused Sanders of calling her a liar on national television.

In an exchange caught on camera after the debate but unable to be heard by the television audience, Sanders responded to Warren that it was she who had called him a liar. Moments earlier Warren had refused to shake Sanders’ hand.

The two U.S. senators and liberal standard bearers in the Democrats’ nominating contest to pick a candidate to take on Republican President Donald Trump in November had been locked in a dispute before and during the debate over an allegation by Warren that Sanders had told her in a private 2018 meeting that a woman could not be elected president.

Sanders disputed that claim before and during the debate but Warren insists it’s true.

CNN said on Wednesday that its microphones had caught the post-debate exchange and released its contents.

After failing to shake Sanders’ hands, Warren said: “I think you called me a liar on national TV.”

“What?” Sanders replied.

“I think you called me a liar on national TV,” Warren repeated.

Sanders replied: “You know, let’s not do it right now. If you want to have that discussion, we’ll have that discussion.” Warren said: “Anytime.”

Sanders said: “You called me a liar. You told me – all right, let’s not do it now.”

Another Democratic candidate, billionaire Tom Steyer, who was standing behind the two, said: “I don’t want to get in the middle. I just want to say ‘hi’ to Bernie.”

Warren and Sanders, both progressives, had been abiding by an informal non-aggression pact for the entire campaign, but with less than three weeks until the first nomination contest in Iowa, and locked in a tight race, that pledge to go easy on each other now appears over.

(Reporting by Tim Reid; Editing by Sandra Maler)


  1. I don’t agree with Bernie but in this case Warren is the liar. The woman wouldn’t know a lie or the truth for that matter, if it came up and hit her in the face – her credibility is ZERO.

  2. One liar calls another liar and that liar is upset about it.

  3. She is a liar. What’s wrong with calling her out? She could have called him a liar as well. They are Democrats, after all.

  4. In colonies of Rats, when food becomes scares, and starvation sets in, they turn on each other and eat their own. Just saying……

  5. They are both Liars …. in my book…. Give me your vote and I’ll tell you after I am elected that I could not do it because of Congress.

    Trump says “the hell with Congress” We’ll do what I promised.

  6. A Communist and Indian Princess two P’sOS, one speaks with a Bolshevik voice and the other with a Forked Tongue.

  7. Two wannabes calling each other liars. So are they breaking up or is it just another day on the Democrat playground? Wonder if Steyer’s interruption was purely to make points with Bernie in case he’s looking for a VP. As Biden stands back waiting and wondering what’s happening.

  8. So the ‘sorta’ Native American, once upon a time dismissed pregnant Nevada teacher was called a LIAR on National TV. Imagine that!!!

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