Warren takes gloves off and goes after Trump
WASHINGTON – Elizabeth Warren had avoided direct attacks against President Trump leading up to her presidential run, but the Massachusetts senator isn’t holding back anymore.
In her first official campaign event after announcing her presidency Saturday, Warren went after her 2020 opponent – if he’s still around for the general elections, that is.
“By the time we get to
2020, Donald Trump may not even be president,” Warren told voters at a Cedar Rapids, Iowa, event at the Veterans Memorial Building on Sunday. “In fact, he may not even be a free person.”
While the senator didn’t specify why exactly she thinks the president will end up behind bars, Trump faces several investigations into the Russian influence on his campaign and his business dealings.
“Every day, there’s a racist tweet, a hateful tweet, something really dark and ugly,” she said.
“And what are we, as candidates, as activists, the press, going to do about it? Are we going to let him use those to divide us?” she said Sunday, a day after Trump invoked the Trail of Tears, the 20-year forcible relocation of Native Americans from their homes that resulted in the deaths of thousands, against her.