Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump hurled a series of insults at his opponents on Twitter. In his tweets, he referred to democrat rival Hillary Clinton as “Crooked Hillary Clinton,” and he called Senator Elizabeth Warren “Goofy Elizabeth Warren.”
Trump also added that Warren “has a nasty mouth,” and referred to her as “Pocahontas” in his tweets.
The Pocahontas insult has been going on for a couple of weeks. The taunt is a reference to Warren, who some time back had said that she has Cherokee ancestors. Trump has used the insult several times in the past couple of weeks. Recently, he used in in a rally in Albuquerque and in an interview with New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 10, 2016
“I thought it was funny,” Graham told reporters.
When asked if he thought the comparison was racist, he said, “I think what he said about the judge was racist. When you’re talking about a politician, you’ve got to be able to take a joke.”
Both Clinton and Warren were unperturbed by Trump’s tweets. The duo retorted with equal vigor.
“No, seriously-delete your account,” Warren tweeted to Trump.
— Elizabeth Warren (@elizabethforma) June 5, 2016
Clinton too had earlier tweeted Trump to “delete his account.”
Trump has called women “pigs,” “dogs,” and “disgusting animals.”
We can't even count on him to respect women—much less protect our rights.
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) June 10, 2016
On her Twitter feed, Clinton spoke highly of Warren.
“Proud to have the support of @SenWarren—a woman who is Trump’s exact opposite: honest, decent, and deeply concerned for working families,” Clinton tweeted.
Trump is a thin-skinned fraud: Warren
At a recent speech at the American Constitution Society in Washington, D.C., Warren called Trump “a businessman who inherited a fortune and kept it rolling along by cheating people.” She also described him as “a loud, nasty, thin-skinned fraud who… serves no one but himself,” CBS News reported.
“I’m ready to jump in this fight and make sure that Hillary Clinton is the next president of the United States and be sure that Donald Trump gets nowhere near the White House,” Warren told the Boston Globe.
Warren for Vice President?
Warren has been seen as a possible vice presidential candidate for Clinton. Asked about the speculation on Thursday night, Warren said that she had not heard from Clinton or her campaign about whether she is under consideration for the position and added that she loves her senate job, reported ABC News.
On Tuesday night, during an exclusive interview with ABC News shortly before giving her acceptance speech, Clinton praised Warren and didn’t rule out the prospect of having her on the ticket.
“I’m not going to get into vice presidential choices, but I have the highest regard for Senator Warren,” Clinton said.
“We’ve stayed in touch over the campaign and I’m very much looking forward to having her good advice and counsel as we move to the general election campaign. I have the highest regard for her,” Clinton told Bloomberg.
Warren and Clinton’s private meeting today
According to the Washington Post, Elizabeth Warren and Hillary Clinton met privately on Friday morning. The meeting took place at Clinton’s residence in Washington and lasted for an hour. Warren departed around 11:45 a.m.
Trump’s speech at Faith and Freedom Conference
Zeroing in on general election opponent Clinton, Trump told the crowd that the White House has announced that she is under criminal investigation, the Guardian reported.
“Her policies will be a crushing blow to all poor people in this country. Her education policies, her economic policies, her immigration policies, her trade policies will plunge our poor African American and Hispanic communities into turmoil and, even worse, despair. Hillary Clinton has jeopardized – totally jeopardized national security,” Trump said.
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