Sen. Bernie Sanders’ 2020 campaign is on the upswing, and it’s put a huge target on his back.
He’s been at the top of recent polls in important early voting states, while also dominating in fundraising and nabbing endorsements from prominent progressive groups.
Though they were cordial for most of the campaign, Sanders and his fellow progressive Sen. Elizabeth Warren have taken the gloves off.
Meanwhile, Trump has turned his attention from former Vice President Joe Biden to Sanders, attacking him in emails and tweets.
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Sen. Bernie Sanders’ 2020 campaign saw a major resurgence in the months following a heart attack in October that raised questions about whether he’d continue running.
He’s been at the top of recent polls in important early voting states, while dominating in fundraising and nabbing endorsements from prominent progressive groups. Sanders is also trailing closely behind Vice President Joe Biden for the top spot in national polls.
The Vermont senator’s campaign entered the new year as strong as ever, and with a major target on his back as a consequence. Sanders is being attacked from all sides.
Trump’s focus has shifted from Biden to Bernie
Though President Donald Trump was impeached last month over a scheme to pressure Ukraine to dig up dirt on Biden, he’s recently turned his attention toward Sanders — signifying he views him as an increasing and significant threat.
The Trump campaign has been bombarding supporters with emails warning them about the purported dangers of a President Sanders. In one such email earlier this month, the Trump campaign referred to Sanders as the “Democrats’ 2020 front-runner,” even though the self-declared democratic socialist has consistently been in second place in national polls.
An email by the Trump campaign bashes Bernie Sanders’ comments on Qassim Suleimani, and calls him the “Democrats’ 2020 front-runner.”
It’s a little different: Typically the Trump campaign has hit Sanders in press releases as a way to attack other candidates by tying them to him. pic.twitter.com/v6dx6Xtv7h
— Holly Otterbein (@hollyotterbein) January 8, 2020
Note: Trump’s rapid response team have sent out multiple emails on Bernie Sanders pic.twitter.com/l40qSiOCRy
— Daniel Strauss (@DanielStrauss4) January 15, 2020
Trump has also been going after Sanders on Twitter in the early days of 2020.
On January 12, the president tweeted: “Wow! Crazy Bernie Sanders is surging in the polls, looking very good against his opponents in the Do Nothing Party. So what does this all mean? Stay tuned!”
In a tweet replying to Trump, Sanders said: “It means you’re going to lose.”
It means you’re going to lose. https://t.co/CVBKoKq8DT
— Bernie Sanders (@BernieSanders) January 12, 2020
Meanwhile, after months of playing nice, Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts and Sanders have apparently decided that the time has come for them to duke it out for voters on the Democratic left.
In recent days, Warren alleged that during a private meeting with Sanders in 2018,
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