No, Elizabeth Warren Did not Endorse Bernie Sanders for President
If you see an article on social media claiming to be from the New York Times about Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren endorsing Bernie Sanders for president, please don’t share the link. It’s bogus.
The faux piece, which gained a ton of traction online, tricked readers by using fake quotes from California Senator Barbara Boxer and actress Lena Dunham, as well as copying the Times‘ design and style. It even used bylines from two of the company’s actual political reporters.
Deputy executive editor Matthew Purdy debunked the fake post in a real Times article on Tuesday.
“An article circulating on social media tonight that is made to resemble a New York Times story and says Elizabeth Warren endorsed Bernie Sanders is a fake and has no connection to the Times,” Purdy said.
While much of her anti-Wall Street rhetoric is in line with Sanders’ ideas, Warren has remained silent over whom she’ll be supporting in the Democratic presidential race.
The Massachusetts Senator recently praised Hillary Clinton for her proposal to bring more regulations to the banking and financial services industries, but she has also called out the Democratic candidate in the past for her ties to Wall Street.
In a 2004 interview with PBS’ Bill Moyer, Warren brought up her issues with then-Senator Clinton.
“As Senator Clinton, the pressures are very different. It’s a well-financed industry,” Warren said. “You know a lot of people don’t realize that the industry that gave the most money to Washington over the past few years was not the oil industry, was not pharmaceuticals. It was consumer credit products. Those are the people. The credit card companies have been giving money, and they have influence.”
Warren added that Clinton accepted contributions “from the groups, and more to the point, she worries about them as a constituency.”
Regardless of her thoughts on both Sanders and Clinton, Warren probably won’t be making an endorsement anytime soon, so stop sharing that fake article.