President Trump sided with Sen. Bernie Sanders on Tuesday, saying he didn't think the 2020 Democratic candidate told Sen. Elizabeth Warren that a woman couldn't be president.
Warren said in a statement that Sanders told her that he didn’t believe a woman could become the Democratic presidential nominee. Speaking at a campaign rally in Milwaukee, Trump defended his potential opponent against the claim.
"I don't believe he said this, but I don't know him, I don't particularly like him, he's a nasty guy," Trump said during the rally. "But I don't believe he said it; it's not his deal. You have to know what people say."
"I don't believe Bernie said that, I really don't," he continued. "It's not the kind of thing he would say."
Sanders has denied Warren's account of the 2018 meeting where he allegedly made the comments.
"It is ludicrous to believe that at the same meeting where Elizabeth Warren told me she was going to run for president, I would tell her that a woman couldn't win," Sanders said in a statement to CNN.
"What I did say that night was that Donald Trump is a sexist, a racist, and a liar who would weaponize whatever he could," Sanders continued. "Do I believe a woman can win in 2020? Of course! After all, Hillary Clinton beat Donald Trump by 3 million votes in 2016."
Although Trump uncharacteristically sided with Sanders, he wasn't safe from the president's attacks. Trump warned rallygoers that "Bernie is surging" in the polls before criticizing Democrats for the "impeachment hoax," NBC News reported.