As part of Hillary Clinton’s campaign surge in Ohio — a state where the polling shows a virtual tie between her and head Oompah-Loompah Donald Trump — Elizabeth Warren spoke at Ohio State University on Saturday.
Warren appeared with Ted Strickland, who is running against Republican incumbent Rob Portman for a Senate seat. Both spoke about Clinton and criticized Donald Trump to cheers from the audience of about six-hundred.
For the first half of her speech, Warren gave a mini-history lesson about earlier Democratic policies and how they compare to those of Clinton. She spoke about the regulation of Wall St. after the Great Depression, about the Civil Rights movement and the economic boom that came after WWII. These examples served to highlight Clinton’s policies on financial and economic reform and civil rights.
Then Warren turned her attention to Donald Trump. At the mention of his name, there were boos from the audience but Warren reminded them of the mantra, “Don’t boo, vote!” She then allowed that campaigning is tough and sometimes people say things they don’t mean >beat< but that Trump had…
“… repeatedly invited his supporters to commit a horrific act of violence against his opponent, against another human being. I just want you to think for a minute: what kind of a man does that? A bully. A twisted bully who can’t fight his own fights.”
She continued, attacking the lack of support Trump has from the party he is supposed to represent:
“Let’s face it, Donald Trump has more support from leaders of the Aryan Nations and the KKK than he does from leaders of his own party.”
She spoke about how Trump had attacked President Obama for years, and “only when his handlers” forced him, did he “grudgingly” admit that the POTUS was born in the United States. What kind of a man does this? “A man with a dark and ugly soul.”
Warren went on to bring up the Trump University scam and how state Attorneys General of two states had been paid off to shut down investigations of said scam. What kind of man does that? “A man who would cheat you as soon as look at you.”
Warren brought up Trump’s dealings with Russian “oligarchs” and Muammar Gaddafi, floating the possibility of Trump privatizing nuclear weapons for his own profit. Calling him a “secretive man who has no loyalty,” Warren echoed the phrase she was using to punctuate this excoriation of the man-who-would-be-president:
“A man who will never be President of the United States!”
She continued, speaking of how Trump said he’d let “others” actually do the work of being President, while he and his family sit back and collect money. She painted the portrait of a man who would be unfit to serve in the highest office in the nation.
The polls, Warren said, did not worry her. She pointed out that, at this point in her own Senatorial bid, she was down by 4 points. But, she says, “I fought back.” And that was what she is doing now, she told the crowd, inviting cheers.
Elizabeth Warren is a great surrogate for Hillary Clinton and Hillary knows this. Warren is popular with the younger, more progressive part of the electorate. Sending Warren and Bernie Sanders to Ohio to speak on her behalf is a brilliant move.
Warren gives good speech, too. And she’s not afraid to go after Trump, as this oration shows. So far, no response from Trump, but you can bet he will Tweet something childish soon.
Here’s the entire speech courtesy of Life Magazine:
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