Warren snaps back at Trump

The election in the US is going to be awesome.

Donald Trump has repeatedly attacked Elizabeth Warren with some pretty awesome sledging including calling her Pocahontas.

Now Warren has retaliated and it is pretty brutal.

Elizabeth Warren is taking her war with Donald Trump to a new level, and it goes well beyond her usual 140-character Twitter attacks on the likely GOP presidential nominee.

The Massachusetts senator on Tuesday night dedicated a speech to rallying opposition against Trump — calling him a “small, insecure moneygrubber” who she said is “kissing the fannies of poor, misunderstood Wall Street bankers.”

“He inherited a fortune from his father, and kept it going by scamming people, declaring bankruptcy and skipping out on what he owed,” Warren said in prepared remarks, calling into question Trump’s bona fides as a populist champion.

The assaults on Trump are becoming Warren’s signature contribution to the Democratic Party’s attempt to retake the White House. The speech was the second time Tuesday that she stepped into the national political fray, a sign that she’s becoming increasingly vocal in the presidential race, positioning herself as a power player for the progressive left. Warren is expected to play a big role in uniting the party after the presidential primary.

Pretty brutal, and this is why I love American politics.

The speech marked an escalation in the fight that Warren and Trump have been waging over social media since it became clear that the real estate developer and reality TV star had a clear path to the Republican nomination. Trump has called her “goofy” and has tried to revive controversy from her 2012 Senate campaign related to what she has said is her Native American heritage.

Speaking to a Washington gala hosted by the Center for Popular Democracy, Warren called into question whether Trump is looking out for the best interests of economically downtrodden voters that he has claimed to champion. She tried to link him with the powerful corporate interest she has spent so much time vilifying: Wall Street.

Warren cited Trump’s comments that he is planning to dismantle the 2010 Dodd-Frank law that overhauled the regulation of banks and markets in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis. She questioned whether he can “even name three things” the law accomplished.

“Now that he’s sewn up the Republican nomination, Donald Trump is dropping the pretense” of being tough on Wall Street, Warren said. “Now he’s kissing the fannies of poor, misunderstood Wall Street bankers. But the American people are not looking for a bait and switch.”

Warren suggested Trump is not releasing his tax returns because he is a “lousy businessman who doesn’t want you to find out that he’s worth a lot less money than he claims.” She cited Trump’s 2007 comment that he was “excited” about the prospect of making money during the real estate market crash.

“What kind of a man does that?” she said. “I’ll tell you exactly what kind — a man who cares about no one but himself. A small, insecure moneygrubber who doesn’t care who gets hurt, so long as he makes some money off it. What kind of man does that? A man who will never be president of the United States.”

Warren will cop a smacking back I am sure.

This election season is going to be awesome.

 

-Politico


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As much at home writing editorials as being the subject of them, Cam has won awards, including the Canon Media Award for his work on the Len Brown/Bevan Chuang story. When he’s not creating the news, he tends to be in it, with protagonists using the courts, media and social media to deliver financial as well as death threats.

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