Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersThe Hill’s 12:30 Report: Milley apologizes for church photo-op Harris grapples with defund the police movement amid veep talk Biden courts younger voters — who have been a weakness MORE (I-Vt.) fired back Sunday afternoon at a tweet from President TrumpDonald John TrumpSenate advances public lands bill in late-night vote Warren, Democrats urge Trump to back down from veto threat over changing Confederate-named bases Esper orders ‘After Action Review’ of National Guard’s role in protests MORE noting his rise in several recent polls of the Democratic presidential field.
“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!” Trump tweeted earlier in the day.
“It means you’re going to lose,” the Vermont senator tweeted in response.
It means you’re going to lose. https://t.co/CVBKoKq8DT
Click Here: cheap INTERNATIONAL jersey— Bernie Sanders (@BernieSanders) January 12, 2020
Sanders led the well-regarded Des Moines Register/CNN poll released at the end of last week, a month ahead of the Iowa caucuses, with Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenWarren, Democrats urge Trump to back down from veto threat over changing Confederate-named bases OVERNIGHT DEFENSE: Joint Chiefs chairman says he regrets participating in Trump photo-op | GOP senators back Joint Chiefs chairman who voiced regret over Trump photo-op | Senate panel approves 0B defense policy bill Trump on collision course with Congress over bases with Confederate names MORE (D-Mass.) in second place and former South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete ButtigiegPete ButtigiegScaled-back Pride Month poses challenges for fundraising, outreach Biden hopes to pick VP by Aug. 1 It’s as if a Trump operative infiltrated the Democratic primary process MORE in third place after losing 9 points from the previous poll. Former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenHillicon Valley: Biden calls on Facebook to change political speech rules | Dems demand hearings after Georgia election chaos | Microsoft stops selling facial recognition tech to police Trump finalizing executive order calling on police to use ‘force with compassion’ The Hill’s Campaign Report: Biden campaign goes on offensive against Facebook MORE came in fourth.
Jennifer Palmieri, who served as White House director of communications for former President Obama and as director of communications for Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonWhite House accuses Biden of pushing ‘conspiracy theories’ with Trump election claim Biden courts younger voters — who have been a weakness Trayvon Martin’s mother Sybrina Fulton qualifies to run for county commissioner in Florida MORE’s 2016 presidential campaign, also mentioned the poll, calling it “momentous” and noting the poll’s history of predicting the eventual party nominee at this point in the election cycle.
Congratulations to @BernieSanders and his campaign bc, if I am not mistaken, the person who has led this poll has gone on to be nominee in last six cycles. Leading this poll is momentous.
— Jennifer Palmieri (@jmpalmieri) January 11, 2020
The Trump campaign, meanwhile, has intensified its attacks on Sanders since the poll’s release, with Trump singling him out at an Ohio rally last week for opposing the administration’s actions on Iran and the campaign calling him a “wealthy, fossil fuel-guzzling millionaire” who “lectures Americans on how to live their lives while doing the exact opposite.”