Sen. Bernie Sanders exploded on CNN’s Chris Cuomo when Cuomo suggested that people want Sanders to run for president in 2020.
“Are you the messenger for this message?” Cuomo asked Sanders about his book on Thursday night.
“The media never ever gives up,” Sanders responded, “and instead of focusing on real issues they keep talking about never-ending campaigns.”
Sanders chided Cuomo for constantly asking him who will run for president in 2020, and Cuomo snapped back, :yeah, because I’ve never liked the answer…it matters who runs.”
“Chris, of course it matters who runs but we don’t need to have never-ending elections. We just had an election six months ago, it never ends,” Sanders yelled. “People are sick and tired of it. People want me to go back to Washington to deal with climate change, to deal with health care, to deal with education, to deal with the issues that impact their lives.”
Sanders ultimately softened his tone and told Cuomo he didn’t yet know what he was doing but when he decided, Cuomo would “be the first to know.”