In a tweet from Charles Gasparino, Senior Correspondent of FOX Business, he reveals new information regarding a possible statement from former President Barack Obama.
“Dem Party sources who have spoken with Barack Obama say former prez is growing increasingly anxious about Bernie Sanders rise in the national polls and where the avowed socialist would take the country,” the tweet reads.
“He [Obama] is considering a public statement addressing it more now,” it concludes.
DailyWire reports that Obama’s decision to speak out would be “an effort to stop socialist Bernie Sanders for obtaining the party’s nomination.”
“Sources told Fox Business that Obama was considering having to step in and attempt to deliver a knock out blow to the 78-year-old Senator,” the Daily Wire added.
Fox Business reported, “Former President Barack Obama has remained mostly silent through the early stages of the Democratic race to unseat Donald Trump in the 2020 presidential election but that may soon change, friends and associates tell FOX Business, as avowed socialist Bernie Sanders gains in national polls and seems poised to obtain front-runner status.”
“He has recently grown even more wary of Sanders as the Vermont senator appears to be gaining momentum in polls and the Democratic primaries begin to heat up with the Iowa caucuses and the New Hampshire primary both in February,” the report adds.
“Obama has told people in private that Sanders is both temperamentally and politically unfit to beat Trump in the 2020 general election, these people say,” Fox Business added. “Among his concerns are Sanders’ strident form of politics and confrontational manners where he was known not to seek compromise during his long years in the US senate. Meanwhile, Obama is said to worry that Sanders’ far-left policies, which include massive tax increases, free college tuition and massive student debt forgiveness, would alienate even traditional Democratic voters.”
Former Democrat presidential candidate Hillary Clinton recently has also recently criticized Sanders in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter.
Clinton was asked, “In the doc, you’re brutally honest on Sanders: ‘He was in Congress for years. He had one senator support him. Nobody likes him, nobody wants to work with him, he got nothing done. He was a career politician. It’s all just baloney and I feel so bad that people got sucked into it.’ That assessment still hold?”
Clinton said, “Yes, it does.”
Clinton explained, “It’s not only him, it’s the culture around him. It’s his leadership team. It’s his prominent supporters. It’s his online Bernie Bros and their relentless attacks on lots of his competitors, particularly the women.”
“And I really hope people are paying attention to that because it should be worrisome that he has permitted this culture — not only permitted, [he] seems to really be very much supporting it,” Clinton said.
“And I don’t think we want to go down that road again where you campaign by insult and attack and maybe you try to get some distance from it, but you either don’t know what your campaign and supporters are doing or you’re just giving them a wink and you want them to go after Kamala [Harris] or after Elizabeth [Warren],” Clinton continued.
“I think that that’s a pattern that people should take into account when they make their decisions,” Clinton concluded.
Obama has previously discussed the fact that extreme Democrats were running for the party’s nomination.
Obama said, “The average American doesn’t think we have to completely tear down the system and remake it.”