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Trump Sums Up Super Tuesday Results, Calls Out ‘Selfish’ Candidate, Establishment Dems
U.S. President Donald Trump speaks to reporters before leaving the White House in Washington D.C., the United States, on March 3, 2020. Trump said Tuesday that he had spoken by phone with a senior Taliban leader, a phone call that came days after a U.S.-Taliban deal framing American troops withdrawal from Afghanistan. (Photo by Liu Jie/Xinhua via Getty)
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After most of the dust from Super Tuesday had settled Wednesday morning, President Trump offered some thoughts on what took place for Democrats in polling places in fifteen states across the country. Super Tuesday, he said, was another example of establishment Democrats working in concert to “crush” democratic socialist Bernie Sanders (I-VT). The person most to blame, Trump suggested, was one particularly “selfish” candidate from Massachusetts.

“The Democrat establishment came together and crushed Bernie Sanders, AGAIN!” Trump tweeted Wednesday morning. “Even the fact that Elizabeth Warren stayed in the race was devastating to Bernie and allowed Sleepy Joe to unthinkably win Massachusetts. It was a perfect storm, with many good states remaining for Joe!”

“So selfish for Elizabeth Warren to stay in the race,” the president added in a follow-up tweet. “She has Zero chance of even coming close to winning, but hurts Bernie badly. So much for their wonderful liberal friendship. Will he ever speak to her again? She cost him Massachusetts (and came in third), he shouldn’t!”

As Trump noted, Warren, who was briefly the front-runner in the race back in October, failed to even win her home state. Biden ended up grabbing the most delegates from the state, 34, while Sanders came in second with 26 delegates. Warren ended up in a distant third with 17 delegates. The loss of the state could spell the end of her campaign, which was already running on fumes.

CNN exit polls provided some devastating results from the state for Warren. “Exit polls showed that Warren did poorly among male voters, winning just 17% from them. She did better among women – earning 34% of female votes – but that was still less than both Biden and Sanders got from women voters,” U.S. News reported. Warren “lost in virtually every demographic group, according to the exit polls. A former Harvard Law School professor, Warren did best among people with advanced degrees.”

In total, Warren now has a mere 50 delegates, far behind Biden and Sanders.

After stomping the competition in South Carolina, Biden’s reinvigorated campaign did quite well on Super Tuesday, winning a majority of the states, and at times by sizable margins. Biden ended up besting Sanders in 9 of the 15 states: Alabama, Arkansas, Massachusetts, Minnesota, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia, amassing a total of 453 delegates thus far.

Sanders won four of the remaining five states, including the biggest prize, California, along with Colorado, Vermont and Utah. Once the delegate frontrunner, he now trails Biden with 382 delegates. His most significant win on Tuesday was California, where he has thus far been allotted 72 of the 415 delegates (Biden has 21 so far).

The only other Democratic candidate to win a state was Mike Bloomberg, who won American Samoa’s 5 delegates. In total, Bloomberg now has just 45 delegates.

The current delegate count puts Biden (453) in the lead, Sanders (382) in second, Warren (50) in third, and Bloomberg (45) fourth.

The relatively close contest between Biden and Sanders makes the chances of neither candidate winning the majority, triggering a brokered convention, very high. FiveThirtyEight currently gives a brokered convention the best odds.

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