Sanders says being a woman, age could be 'problems' for 2020 candidates

Sanders says being a woman, age could be 'problems' for 2020 candidatesDES MOINES, IOWA/CONCORD, N.H. (Reuters) – U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders struggled to move past a weeklong controversy over whether he told U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren in a 2018 private meeting that a woman could not beat Republican President Donald Trump as the White House rivals campaigned over the weekend in the early-voting states of Iowa and New Hampshire. “I think everybody has their own sets of problems,” he added when asked whether gender is an obstacle for female candidates, citing being 78 years old as his own problem to overcome. Sanders’ response prompted a fresh round online backlash as the two senators and long-time liberal allies campaigned just two weeks before the first nominating contests begin, and as voters in the in Iowa and New Hampshire largely urged them to move on from the matter.



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