Elizabeth Warren has come back after Donald Trump called her Pocahontas and delivered perhaps one of her most detailed scathing reviews of the GOP nominee to date. To be clear, Elizabeth Warren did not just come back with some name-calling, but rather a resume critique that exposes some of Donald Trump biggest failures as a businessman and as a decent human being.
When Elizabeth Warren took the stage for a speech at the Center for Popular Democracy’s annual gala, according to the New York Times, she had one thing in mind, and that was not to campaign on behalf of a Democrat. She used the stage as a bully pulpit to demonize Donald Trump for his many “accomplishments” over the years, which she delivered with the appropriate flavor of context that they actually occurred in.
Elizabeth Warren just absolutely shredded Donald Trump. There’s a lot more like this to come. https://t.co/7jo6ti9YyG
— Donna Brazile (@donnabrazile) May 25, 2016
In the beginning of her speech, Elizabeth Warren began by speaking about the housing collapse that resulted in many working class people losing their homes, their jobs, and their futures. But she also pointed out that there were some people who were profiting from the shaky state of the economy, one of which was Donald Trump.
“Donald Trump was drooling over the idea of a housing meltdown because it meant he could buy up a bunch more property on the cheap. What kind of a man does that?” Warren told the crowd. “I’ll tell you exactly what kind of a man does that. It is a man who cares about no one but himself. A small, insecure money-grubber who doesn’t care who gets hurt so long as he makes a profit off it.”
What was even more to Elizabeth Warren’s point for the evening was when she cited Donald Trump as claiming that he has been known to stand up to Wall Street. But Warren also cited the instance where Trump spoke about how Dodd-Frank was a regulatory measure that ultimately hurts big banks and their ability to do business, saying he would dismantle it.
Not only did Elizabeth Warren counter his argument with how Dodd-Frank actually increases big bank’s ability to do respectable business, but she also challenged Donald Trump to name her three things that Dodd-Frank even does.
“Donald Trump is worried about helping poor little Wall Street? Let me find the world’s smallest violin to play a sad, sad song,” Elizabeth Warren said in response to her paraphrasing Donald Trump.
— The New York Times (@nytimes) May 25, 2016
But, of course, Donald Trump isn’t one to take those kinds of insults lying down. He responded to Elizabeth Warren’s criticisms on Twitter by saying something that seems to be of his standard character – he attacked her personally and called her a name.
“Goofy Senator Elizabeth Warren @elizabethforma has done less in the U.S. Senate than practically any other senator. All talk, no action!” Trump wrote in his tweet.
Goofy Senator Elizabeth Warren @elizabethforma has done less in the U.S. Senate than practically any other senator. All talk, no action!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 25, 2016
If there was ever anything that Donald Trump is good at, its dodging criticisms by changing the subject and making it appear as though he came out victorious. But that does not seem to be the case with Elizabeth Warren. She took him to task on several different issues that lie at the heart of his campaign, and he did not truly answer any of them. As a matter of fact, his only response was to criticize Elizabeth Warren for failing in the Senate but cited no reason for the accusation.
Fling as much mud as you want, @realDonaldTrump. Your words & actions disqualify you from being President – & I won’t stop saying it.
— Elizabeth Warren (@elizabethforma) May 25, 2016
One thing that Elizabeth Warren has made crystal clear during this primary election cycle is that she plans to do everything in her power to make sure that the GOP and Donald Trump do not get anywhere near the White House in January 2017. Warren has cited that time after time in her speeches, although she has not endorsed any Democratic candidate for office yet.
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