Goofy Elizabeth Warren Tries to Hit Trump, and then the Donald Responds
Last night, Goofy Elizabeth Warren took to the stage and tried to bash GOP nominee Donald Trump. The faux Indian Senator from Massachussetts would like you forget that she's abandoned all her tough Wall Street talk to support someone who is bought and paid for by Goldman Sachs, and by and large, she succeeded.
But it wasn't long before Trump responded:
The Republican nominee wasn’t silent for long after Elizabeth Warren lanced into Donald Trump tonight during primetime at the DNC. Donald Trump stayed off Twitter during the Massachusetts Senator’s keynote in the City of Brotherly Love but he took her to task not long afterwards, claiming he was “misrepresented.”
Virtually opening with the nickname he’s been trying to lock to Warren, check out Trump’s tweet here:
Elizabeth Warren, often referred to as Pocahontas, just misrepresented me and spoke glowingly about Crooked Hillary, who she always hated!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 26, 2016
What's Trump talking about? That time back in 2004, when Warren, then burnishing her anti-Wall Street crusader credentials told Bill Moyers that Hillary Clinton sold out to Wall Street:
There's a reason why Bernie Sanders supporters could be heard chanting "we trusted you" as Warren made the case for corporate shill Hillary Clinton. She has completely sold out her base. After her speech last night, one thing is clear: Warren's doesn't really hate crony capitalism. She simply hates that she's not in charge of it.
In 2004, Warren, at the time a college professor, revealed to Moyers that she had personally advised former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on a Wall Street-backed bankruptcy bill that Clinton ultimately voted for when she became a U.S. Senator.
After writing an op-ed in the late 1990s against a bill favored by the banking lobby that would make it harder for poor people to get out of bankruptcy, Warren was approached by staff for then-First Lady Hillary Clinton for a private meeting on the bill.
Warren said she met with Clinton and, over the course of a lunch of hamburgers and french fries, explained how the proposed bankruptcy bill (eventually called The Bankruptcy Reform Act of 2000) would hurt poor people, particularly poor women raising a family who were attempting to get child support and alimony from their ex-husbands: those women would have to compete with Wall Street banks that were trying to keep their ex-husbands out of the bankruptcy process so they could force him to pay credit card debts.
According to Warren, Clinton completely understood the argument Warren made and agreed the bill had to be stopped. Upon returning to Washington, Clinton reportedly worked behind the scenes to defeat the bankruptcy bill, which was pocket vetoed by President Bill Clinton in December of 2000.
But then, as Warren noted, Clinton was elected to Congress for New York in 2000 and, in one of her first acts in office, voted for the very same bankruptcy bill she had once opposed and her husband vetoed.
When asked by Bill Moyers for an explanation for the complete reversal, Warren suggested that then-Senator Clinton had succumbed to pressure from Wall Street as both her constituents and largest campaign donors.