Clin­ton’s ‘VP’ takes Trump on for mu­tual sav­aging

The Daily Telegraph - - World News - By Ruth Sherlock in Wash­ing­ton

DON­ALD TRUMP yes­ter­day ac­cused El­iz­a­beth War­ren of be­ing a “racist” and a “fraud’, af­ter the Mas­sachusetts se­na­tor ap­peared along­side his Demo­cratic ri­val to call for Amer­i­cans to unite against him.

Mrs War­ren, a lib­eral favourite, took to the stage in Ohio to help give Hil­lary Clin­ton’s cam­paign a pop­ulist hue, while paint­ing the pre­sump­tive Repub­li­can nom­i­nee as a self­ish “money-grub­ber”.

In re­sponse, the ty­coon raised an old con­tro­versy over whether Mrs War­ren has wrongly por­trayed her­self as an Amer­i­can In­dian: “She made up her her­itage which I think is racist,” he said, ac­cus­ing the se­na­tor of us­ing the claim “to ad­vance her ca­reer”.

Mr Trump once again re­ferred to Mrs War­ren as “Poc­a­hon­tas”, a nick­name he adopted some weeks ago that Amer­i­can In­dian groups have de­nounced as of­fen­sive.

Mrs War­ren, a leader of the party’s pro­gres­sive wing, is a po­ten­tial vi­cepres­i­den­tial choice for Mrs Clin­ton and was cam­paign­ing along­side her for the first time.

Speak­ing in Cincin­nati, Ohio, in a po­ten­tial pre­view of a Clin­ton-War­ren cam­paign team, Mrs War­ren said: “We’re here to fight side-by-side with Hil­lary Clin­ton,” call­ing Mr Trump “a small, in­se­cure money-grub­ber who fights for no one but him­self ”. She added: “He will crush you into the dirt to get what­ever he wants.”

El­iz­a­beth War­ren, in Ohio yes­ter­day. Don­ald Trump has called her racist, while she called him a money-grub­ber

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