Senator Elizabeth Warren Calls Trump ‘A Loser,’ Gets Called ‘The Indian’
Another day, another feud involving Donald Trump.
“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,” Warren wrote on Facebook. On Twitter, she wrote:
.@RealDonaldTrump knows he’s a loser. His insecurities are on parade: petty bullying, attacks on women, cheap racism, flagrant narcissism.
— Elizabeth Warren (@elizabethforma) March 21, 2016
“Many of history’s worst authoritarians started out as losers—and Trump is a serious threat,” Warren wrote.
At a press conference, when asked about her criticism, Trump referred to Warren as “the Indian” before moving onto other issues, a dig at Warren’s claims of her Native American ancestry.
“I think it’s wonderful because the Indians can now partake in the future of the country. She’s got about as much Indian blood as I have,” Trump told Maureen Dowd over the weekend. “Her whole life was based on a fraud. She got into Harvard and all that because she said she was a minority.”
Warren claims to have 1/32 Cherokee ancestry, and when she was a tenured professor there, Harvard Law School touted her ancestry as evidence of staff diversity, according to the Washington Post. However, previous records from her time teaching at the University of Texas showed that Warren listed herself as “white,” the Boston Globe reports, and she has been criticized for inconsistency on the issue.
This week, Trump hit his highest average polling ever, according to Real Clear Politics, with the support of 40 percent of Republicans.