Bernie Sanders doesn’t want to talk about 2020.
Chris Cuomo found that out on Thursday night when he attempted to guide his conversation with the Vermont Senator in that direction. Sanders just did not want to go there.
“[T]he media never, ever gives up,” Sanders said. “And instead of focusing on real issues, they keep talking about never-ending campaigns.”
Cuomo told Sanders that he wasn’t satisfied with Sanders punting on the question.
“It matters who runs,” Cuomo said.
“Of course it matters who runs!” Sanders said. “But we don’t have to have never-ending elections. We just had an election six months ago. It never ends…We never stop elections. People are sick and tired of it.”
Sanders was appearing with Cuomo to promote his new book — Bernie Sanders Guide to Political Revolution. Cuomo believes the tome essentially serves as a rollout ad for a 2020 run.
“The book reads like a campaign manual!” Cuomo said. “That’s all I’m saying, Senator. You can yell at me all you want. I still think what I think.”
Sanders concluded by saying that his book is not about “a person.”
Watch above, via CNN.
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