As race tightens, Warren goes straight for Trump

May 4, 2016
Elizabeth Warren

Elizabeth Warren, candidate for the U.S. Senate in Massachusetts, addresses the second session of the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina. September 5, 2012. REUTERS/Jason Reed/File Photo

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is preparing to do battle with Hillary Clinton as his likely Democratic opponent in November but he has a formidable critic in another Democratic woman: Elizabeth Warren.

Warren, the populist U.S. senator from Massachusetts, has excoriated Trump in late-night Facebook postings, including one Tuesday night after a decisive victory in Indiana that cleared his path to the Republican nomination.

“I’m going to fight my heart out to make sure Donald Trump’s toxic stew of hatred and insecurity never reaches the White House,” Warren wrote.

In introducing a scathing account of ills she attributed to the New York billionaire, Warren warned that Trump was one step away from the White House.

“Trump has built his campaign on racism, sexism, and xenophobia. There’s more enthusiasm for him among leaders of the KKK than leaders of the political party he now controls,” Warren wrote.

The real estate mogul has drawn criticism from within his own party for his provocative statements on women and proposals for a temporary ban on Muslims and a wall on the Mexican border.

Warren, who did not endorse Clinton or rival Bernie Sanders in the Democratic primary race, is a longtime consumer advocate who proposed and set up the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, a watchdog agency, after the 2007-8 financial crisis.

Sanders invoked her name on the campaign trail in speeches about Wall Street reform.

Her backing would bring progressive cachet to the eventual Democratic nominee in November. But for now, Warren is focused on Trump, whom she criticized in her most recent post for attacking veterans including Republican U.S. Senator John McCain. She called him a cheerleader for illegal torture and puts forth “contradictory nonsensical” national security proposals.

When asked on CNN on Wednesday if she agreed with Warren about Trump, Clinton laughed and skirted the question.

“I think Elizabeth Warren’s really smart,” she said.

 

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Warren in essence is conservative by herself.Her comments for Trump are strange.Trump has many hidden enemies but his “Truth” will survive with innocent people behind him.He is the leader for people and for the country, not for politicians.He has proved double standards of American democracy,whether he wins or not.

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Get back on your broom, Witch, and take HRC with you.

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