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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  • Superman

    Anti-Trump protesters in New Mexico are giving another million votes to him as we speak (so to say ).

  • Seriously?

    Good spot for an odds update…

    Next President:
    Clinton 1.53 (on 15/5 was 1.43)
    Trump 3.30 (on 15/5 was 3.95)

    Trump is closing up, and I think there is a window now to make more in-roads while the Dems finish off their internal decision making. They will be harder for him when they finally form a fully unified pack against him.

    • Wasapilot

      I just read an article on the BBC that Trump was leading clinton in the poll of polls for the first time. Might be a good time to put a fixed odds bet on Trump.
      http://www.bbc.com/news/election-us-2016-36372929

      • The Doorman

        MItt Romey lead Obama in the poll of polls for a while as well, did not help him, the Odd’s seem to be a better reflection,

  • Ross

    To be fair, it’s a bit disingenuous for any lawmaker to try and proffer the benefits of Dodd-Frank. It’s an absolute nightmare piece of legislation that doesn’t do anything to achieve what they wanted in the first place.

    • stephen2d

      Several times bankrupted companies, illegal immigrants used for labour, pretends he is a billionaire (real reason why he will never release his tax returns) and generally slaps his name atop buildings but when it turns to custard, he is gone. Finest example in Ft Lauderdale, Florida, been there 4 times last year – you should see the mocking of locals of the “Trump tower” among democrats and republicans.

      The man is a buffoon. Hilary, on the other side, is something far worse.

  • RightofSingapore

    He explains why he won’t release his tax returns-Because he is being audited.

    • James M

      Being audited doesn’t prevent tax returns being released. It’s simply a poor distraction attempt.

      He is a crook, but oddly enough there are people out there that don’t see him this way and want him as their leader.

      • RightofSingapore

        I simply stated Trump’s given reason for not releasing them. Please explain how exactly he is a crook. I expect you can provide instances where he personally has been convicted of actual crimes?

  • Simon

    Well, just like Obama’s DoJ sure put those bankers on notice when he threw them in jail for their financial crim… Hang on – not one arrest?

    Clinton will do much better – it’s not like she takes bribes from Goldman – her speeches simply cost a million dollars a throw – that’s the going rate for a speech these days. Right?

    http://edition.cnn.com/2016/02/05/politics/hillary-clinton-bill-clinton-paid-speeches/

  • Ivor Biggun

    Elizabeth Warren suffers from Delahunty’s disorder, she thinks she is an indigenous person.
    I hope Trump wins, not because I think he is any good but to see the luvies loose their minds

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