Bernie Sanders Reportedly Blows Up On CNN’s Manu Raju When Asked About His Campaign Plans

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Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) reportedly blew up on CNN’s senior congressional correspondent, Manu Raju, on Wednesday when the Vermont Senator was asked about his timeframe for making a decision about his campaign plans.

Raju took to Twitter to explain the situation he encountered with the Democratic presidential candidate.

“Sen. Bernie Sanders grew angry when asked about his campaign plans. During a gaggle with reporters in the Capitol, I asked Sanders about his timeframe for making a decision, and he lashed out: ‘I’m dealing with a f**king global crisis. You know, we’re dealing with,'” Manu Raju tweeted.

Raju continued: “I noted he’s running for president, and he said: ‘Well right now, right now I’m trying to do my best to make sure that we don’t have an economic meltdown and that people don’t die. Is that enough for you to keep me busy for today?'”

“The blowup occurred about half way through a five-minute gaggle where Sanders talked about the ‘unprecedented crisis of our lifetime,’ calling for a range of measures that the U.S. government should take in the midst of the economic crisis,” the CNN correspondent said.

“Then [AP Chief Congressional Correspondent Lisa Mascaro] asked what he’s saying to his supporters, and he sidestepped the question, noting he’s sent out a statement. Then, I asked about his timeframe — and he was furious Afterwards, he mellowed out and answered questions about the crisis for about two more minutes,” Raju added. (Continued Below)

On Tuesday, former Vice President Joe Biden won the Democratic primary victories in Arizona, Florida, and Illinois.

Sanders’ campaign manager, Faiz Shakir, said on Wednesday that Bernie Sanders would assess his campaign in the coming weeks. “In the immediate term, however, he is focused on the government response to the coronavirus outbreak and ensuring that we take care of working people and the most vulnerable,” Shakir said in a statement.

Currently, Joe Biden has 1,180 delegates. Bernie Sanders has 885. To secure the nomination on the first ballot at the convention in July, a candidate needs 1,991 pledged delegates. (Continued Below)

CNN’s Manu Raju’s official tweets:

(Related: Bernie Sanders: “I Believe Joe Can Beat Trump; If Joe Is The Candidate, I’ll Do Everything I Can To Make Sure That He Does”)