The 2020 Presidential Election just got thrown into chaos.
One shocking event changed the political landscape.
And Donald Trump got some bad news about 2020 that no one wanted to hear.
Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders stunned Americans when his campaign announced Sanders was leaving the campaign trail following heart surgery.
Sanders experienced chest pain and doctors inserted two stents to deal with a blocked artery.
Sanders’ campaign senior strategist Jeff Weaver updated the public on the Senator’s condition.
“Sen. Sanders is conversing and in good spirits. He will be resting up over the next few days,” Weaver stated. “We are canceling his events and appearances until further notice, and we will continue to provide appropriate updates.”
Sanders sent out a tweet explaining that he was in good spirits and demanding the government takeover of healthcare and ban on private insurance.
“Thanks for all the well wishes. I’m feeling good. I’m fortunate to have good health care and great doctors and nurses helping me to recover. None of us know when a medical emergency might affect us. And no one should fear going bankrupt if it occurs. Medicare for All!” Sanders wrote.
In addition to canceling all scheduled campaign appearances, the Sanders campaign took down all their television advertisements in Iowa.
Sanders hit the pause button at a critical juncture for his campaign.
Although Sanders raised an eye-popping 25 million dollars in the third fundraising quarter and polls well in Nevada, Sanders slipped behind Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren in both national and early state polls in Iowa and New Hampshire.
Sanders responded by shaking up his campaign staff.
Two weeks ago, Sanders announced New Hampshire State Director Joe Caiazzo was reassigned to Massachusetts.
The Sanders campaign also saw senior advisor Kurt Ehrenberg leave the team.
Sanders took Hillary Clinton to the limit in 2016, fighting the establishment favorite all the way to the convention.
But that was just a two person race.
Sanders struggled to regain his 2016 polling heights in a much more crowded and diverse field.
The Vermont Senator also saw neighboring Senator Elizabeth Warren emerge as not just the top challenger to Joe Biden, but the overall frontrunner in the field.
On the day Sanders announced he was taking leave from the campaign trail to recuperate, two new national polls dropped showing Elizabeth Warren in the lead.
Monmouth University’s survey found Warren leading Biden 28 to 25 percent with Sanders lagging behind at 15 percent.
And a new Economist/YouGov poll showed Warren besting Biden 26 to 22 percent with Sanders trailing at 14 percent.
Some pundits believe this health scare will cause Sanders to drop out of the race.
Sanders is an ideological candidate leading a movement to impose socialism on America.
Winning may not be everything to him.
Sanders could believe he owes it to his supporters to take his campaign to the convention and in the process amass as many delegates as possible in order to push whoever emerges as the Democrat nominee as far to the left as possible.
American Patriot Daily will keep you up to date on any new developments in this ongoing story.