- Nina Turner, co-chair of Senator Bernie Sanders’ presidential campaign, used a graphic metaphor to explain it as a choice between President Donald Trump and Joe Biden in 2020.
- “It’s like saying to someone, ‘You have a bowl of s — in front of you, and all you have to do is eat half instead of the whole thing.’ It’s still s —,” Turner told the Atlantic. in a story published Monday.
- Neither Sanders’ office nor Biden’s campaign responded immediately to a request for comment.
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One of Senator Bernie Sanders̵7; closest campaign advisers used a stomach-churning metaphor to describe the choice between voting for President Donald Trump and Democrat nominee Joe Biden for 2020.
Speaking to Atlantic, Nina Turner, co-chair of Sanders’ failed presidential campaign, explained why the decision between Trump and Biden was so disappointing for some progressive Democrats.
“It’s like telling someone, ‘You have a bowl of s — in front of you, and all you have to do is eat half instead of the whole thing,'” Turner said. “It’s still s —.”
The Atlantic continued to use its quote as one of several reasons Trump could win the re-election despite recent polls.
Business Insider contacted the Sanders Senate office and Biden’s campaign to comment on Turner’s statement, but did not receive an immediate response. It is unclear whether Turner is still working for Sanders in another capacity now that he is out of the race.
The Democratic Presidential Party of 2020 began as a field of nearly 30 candidates, but in March competition between Biden, the center, and Sanders eventually declined, progressively.
Sanders avoided the race and approved Biden in early April after devastating losses in states such as South Carolina, Michigan and Florida.
Now Biden is on his way to representing Democrats against Trump in November.
However, after leaving the race, Sanders worked with Biden on politics. The two men elected representatives to take part in the weekly talks of the “Unity Task Force”, the results of which were announced earlier this month.
The recommendations show that Sanders’ representatives were able to force Biden’s team to move forward on issues such as health care, criminal justice, climate change, economics, education and immigration, according to The New York Times.