Warren Hammers Trump, Praises Clinton, Gives Sanders Some Love
Some Sanders' supporters disappointed she publicly endorses Clinton in speech
Elizabeth Warren hammered Donald Trump and gave Hillary Clinton a ringing endorsement, but she still reminded delegates at the Democratic convention why she’s a darling of the left.
“People get it,” the Massachusetts senator said in her keynote address in Philadelphia that resonated with Bernie Sanders supporters energized by her message of income and political inequality.
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“Bernie reminds us what Democrats fight for everyday. Thank you, Bernie. Thank you,” she said.
Warren, the favorite of liberals for the No. 2 spot on the ticket with Clinton, lit into Trump as a vice presidential candidate would. She called him a deadbeat businessman and an empty political suit.
Trump’s entire campaign, she said, is an endless infomercial and a “hot air machine.”
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She tied her policy and social criticisms to Trump, saying Washington works great for big business and people like him — tax breaks for the rich, regulatory loopholes for banks and a “rigged” political system.
“His whole life has been about taking advantage of that rigged system,” Warren said, asking what else he spoke about outside building “that stupid wall.”
“Other than that wall, did you ever hear any actual ideas,” she asked the audience, saying his campaign is often a late-night infomercial. “For one low, low price he’ll even throw in a goofy hat.”
She also tied Clinton to some of the liberal tenets she espouses, including policies to help the working poor and women’s rights.
Still, there was discontent from some Sanders’ supporters disappointed that she’s publicly backing Clinton.
“We trusted you. We trusted you,” they chanted.
Other Sanders supporters who had signs opposing the Trans-Pacific Partnership booed Warren.
Still, Warren drew some applause when said Trump’s inflammatory rhetoric toward racial minority groups were a means to divide working people.
“We can’t unite to fight back against a rigged system,” she said. “We’ve seen this ugliness before and we are not going to be Donald Trump’s America.”
Niels Lesniewski contributed to this report.
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