In a confrontation caught on camera after the debate, Senator Warren refused to shake Senator Sanders' hand, but the audio of their interaction was unable to be heard by the audience. He then turned and walked away. The video of the exchange aired live with no audio.
CNN on Wednesday would not comment publicly on the question. Warren is not happy that Bernie pretty much called her a liar on a national platform.
Sanders shoots back: "You called me a liar".
"Anybody who knows me knows that it's incomprehensible that I would think that a woman could not be president of the United States", Sanders said at the debate hosted by CNN and the Des Moines Register last night.
"You called me a liar", Sanders continued. "You told me - all right, let's not do it now".
Sanders: Well, as a matter of fact, I didn't say it.
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The subsequent attempts to tamp down the conflict, from the candidates on the debate stage Tuesday night and from their chief surrogates on Wednesday, reflect the risky stakes surrounding a fight that threatens to tear apart the Democratic Party's progressive base less than three weeks before presidential primary voting begins. This was followed by a CNN report on Monday that suggested Sanders told Warren in a private meeting he didn't believe a woman could win the election. Only one of them is expected to survive in the party race to challenge former vice-president Joe Biden for the nomination. "It was a treat to see you".
"Yeah, OK. Good", Sanders said. The only people on this stage who have won every single election that they've been in are the women. When they left, they did not.
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In a post-debate recap, CNN declared Warren a "winner", and Sanders a "loser".
Late Wednesday, the network released the audio recording of the exchange between Sanders and Warren when she declined his handshake.
The conversation played out on the debate stage, in public view, and occurred before Sanders and Warren's clip-on microphones were removed.
During Tuesday's debate, both candidates confirmed their conflicting versions. The friction developed after some Warren backers became frustrated by what they saw as unfair scrutiny directed toward her on health care and other issues compared to Sanders - as well as veiled jabs from his staff and surrogates and the sometimes vitriolic tone some of his supporters use against hers online. During the televised portion of the debate, Sanders denied reports that he said he didn't believe a woman could win the presidential election.