Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) is known for being one of the most no-nonsense progressive voices in the Democratic Party. Recently she and Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump have exchanged unflattering words on TV and across social media, with Trump dismissively labeling her as “Pocahontas” and “goofy.”
Meanwhile, Warren’s hit back with scathing attacks based using facts instead of cheap insults, but which paint the billionaire candidate as an opportunistic “money grubber” seeking to con the American people.
In her latest video for Moveon.org, Warren focuses on Trump’s tax history.
For four minutes Warren explains why Trump’s a “fraud, a “cheapskate,” and a “bully” by detailing his long history of evading paying his fair share in taxes:
I have to be honest: It’s hard to talk about Donald Trump,” Warren said at the outset of the video. “Between his ignorance, racism, sexism, lies — it’s hard to know where to start. But we’ve got to start somewhere, and today I want to focus on one lie that helps sum up what Donald Trump is all about: his taxes.
Warren also said that Americans have no idea what Trump pays in taxes because he’s the first presidential candidate who has flat out refused to disclose them:
Maybe he’s just a lousy businessman who doesn’t want you to find out that he’s worth a lot less money than he claims — we can’t know for sure. But here’s what we do know: The last time his taxes were made public, Donald Trump paid nothing in federal taxes — zero,” Warren said. “Zero taxes before, and for all we know he’s paying zero taxes today. And he’s proud of it.
Last month Trump bragged to ABC’s George Stephanopoulos how he pays as little as he possibly can in taxes because the government would just waste his money by throwing it “down the drain.”
Warren also reminded people that Trump was born into wealth, inherited his fortune from his father, “and kept it going by scamming people, declaring bankruptcy and skipping out on what he owed.” But, she stressed, it’s the taxes that everyday Americans pay on his behalf that attributes to a good portion of his fortune.
Donald Trump thinks supporting them is throwing money ‘down the drain.’ I say we just throw Donald Trump down the drain,” Warren said. “Donald Trump is a fraud and a cheapskate — and he’s a bully. He’s probably going to come up with a whole bunch of lame new nicknames for me just for filming this video. You know why he does that? To intimidate us. To threaten us. To make us shut up.
However, Warren said that she had no plans on backing down anytime soon.
Whatever Donald Trump says, whatever scam he tries to pull, whatever disgusting thing he thinks he can say because he’s Donald Trump — speak out,” Warren said. “Talk to the person behind you in the grocery store. Talk to the person pumping gas next to you. And yes, share this video with your friends.”
“Ask your Fox News-loving Republican uncle: Why do you pay your taxes but Donald Trump doesn’t?” she continued. “If Donald Trump doesn’t even believe in paying his fair share for government, we shouldn’t put him in charge of the government. If we’re going to build a future — not just for the rich and powerful, but for everybody — then it’s time for all of us to fight back.
If thin-skinned Donald Trump thought this video was bad, he should know that Warren’s just warming up for a very long campaign season.
Featured image via screengrab via Facebook.