Elizabeth Warren took to the stage on the opening night of the Democratic Convention to deliver the closing argument in the party’s case against Donald Trump: He’s a cheat.
Let there be no doubt that Trump University — which Warren called “a fake university” — will be a major talking point for the Democrats in the 2016 election.
“On one side is a man who inherited a fortune from his father — and he kept it going by cheating people, by skipping out on debts,” Warren said. “A man who cares only for himself, every minute of every day … a man who must never be president.”
Sen. Al Franken kicked off the Trump-is-a-cheat theme Monday night, with a late-night-monologue worth of jokes about Trump University. Later, a former student took the stage to say she had been snookered by Trump’s program.
Other ex-students have sued, saying Trump University misled them with unsuccessful real estate schemes. But Trump has said the school’s methods worked for dedicated students, and points to the strong reviews it received.
However, Warren claims that Trump’s pitch for the school amounts to a late-night informercial.
“For one low, low price he’ll even throw in a goofy hat,” she said.
Though she waited until very late in the Democratic nomination process to endorse Clinton, Warren praised her Monday as one of the “smartest, toughest, most tenacious people on this planet.”