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Democrats Are Feuding About Susan Sarandon Because 2016 Won’t Die

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The latest sign of discord within the Democratic Party has all the trimmings of a made-for-2020 moment: celebrity controversy, Twitter outrage, and a re-litigation of 2016.  

As nearly two dozen candidates compete for the party’s nomination, tensions between two prominent Democrats–the president of a liberal think tank and co-chair of a presidential campaign–erupted into public view on Tuesday night, reopening old wounds from the last campaign that have never really healed.

The exchange started with a tweet from Neera Tanden, the president of the Center for American Progress, in response to an article that reported the mayor of Dayton, Ohio needed extra security after President Trump insulted her following a recent mass shooting in the city.  

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