Sen. Elizabeth Warren is accusing Donald Trump of “petty bullying, attacks on women, cheap racism, and flagrant narcissism.”
And one more thing: sucking at business.
The first-term Massachusetts senator — who brushed aside calls that she run for president — took to Facebook to present Trump as a foe who personifies the things she likes least: greed, crooked dealings, corporate bankruptcies. She doesn’t mince words.
Trump, who tends to waste no time responding to slights on Twitter, was silent about Warren’s insults. He was focused Monday on delivering a speech to the American Israel Public Affairs Committee.
Warren said people have been “underestimating his campaign for nearly a year – and it’s time to wake up.” She said Trump would have made more money by investing his inheritance than by making the business deals of which he is so proud.
Presidential candidates tend to look for a running mate who can go on attack mode, and Warren would seem to have that part of the job down cold. Of course, geography isn’t on her side — neither Hillary Clinton nor Bernie Sanders has much chance of losing Massachusetts, if chosen as the Democratic nominee.
Here’s Warren’s full statement:
Let’s be honest – Donald Trump is a loser. Count all his failed businesses. See how he kept his father’s empire afloat by cheating people with scams like Trump University and by using strategic corporate bankruptcy (excuse me, bankruptcies) to skip out on debt. Listen to the experts who’ve concluded he’s so bad at business that he might have more money today if he’d put his entire inheritance into an index fund and just left it alone.
Trump seems to know he’s a loser. His embarrassing insecurities are on parade: petty bullying, attacks on women, cheap racism, and flagrant narcissism. But just because Trump is a loser everywhere else doesn’t mean he’ll lose this election. People have been underestimating his campaign for nearly a year – and it’s time to wake up.
People talk about how “this is the most important election” in our lifetime every four years, and it gets stale. But consider what hangs in the balance. Affordable college. Accountability for Wall Street. Healthcare for millions of Americans. The Supreme Court. Big corporations and billionaires paying their fair share of taxes. Expanded Social Security. Investments in infrastructure and medical research and jobs right here in America. The chance to turn our back on the ugliness of hatred, sexism, racism and xenophobia. The chance to be a better people.
More than anyone we’ve seen before come within reach of the presidency, Donald Trump stands ready to tear apart an America that was built on values like decency, community, and concern for our neighbors. Many of history’s worst authoritarians started out as losers – and Trump is a serious threat. The way I see it, it’s our job to make sure he ends this campaign every bit the loser that he started it.