Once again, Donald Trump has thrown a temper tantrum because Elizabeth Warren told the truth about him.
During her keynote address at the DNC Convention on Monday night, Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren brought the progressive agenda to the forefront and praised Hillary Clinton. But she didn’t forget about Donald Trump and she totally took him to the woodshed again.
“Donald Trump knows that the American people are angry — a fact so obvious he can see it from the top of the Trump Tower,” Warren told the packed convention. “So now, he’s insisting that he and he alone can fix the rigged system.”
Last week, Donald Trump spoke for more than an hour on the biggest stage he’s ever had. But other than talking about building a stupid wall — which will never get built — other than that wall, did you hear any actual ideas? Did you hear even one solid proposal from Trump for increasing incomes or improving your kids’ educations or even creating even one good-paying job? Look, let’s face it. Donald Trump has no real plans for jobs or for college kids or for seniors, no plans to make anything great for anyone except the rich guys like Donald Trump. Just look at his ideas. Donald Trump wants to get rid of the federal minimum wage… Donald Trump has a tax plan to give multimillionaires and billionaires like himself an average tax cut of $1.3 million a year. You know, you’re struggling to put your kids through college and Trump thinks he needs a million-dollar tax break? … The great Trump hot air machine will reveal all the answers. And for one low low price, he’ll even throw in a goofy hat.
Warren went on to warn about how Trump is trying to divide Americans for his own personal gain and compared what the Republican nominee is doing no to what Southern politicians did during Jim Crow.
And here’s the really ugly underside to his pitch. Trump thinks he can win votes by fanning the flames of fear and hatred. By turning neighbor against neighbor. By persuading you that the real problem in America is your fellow Americans – people who don’t look like you, or don’t talk like you, or don’t worship like you. He even picked a vice president famous for trying to make it legal to openly discriminate against gays and lesbians. That’s Donald Trump’s America. An America of fear and hate. An America where we all break apart. Whites against blacks and Latinos. Christians against Muslims and Jews. Straight against gay. Everyone against immigrants. Race, religion, heritage, gender — the more factions the better. But ask yourself this. When white workers in Ohio are pitted against black workers in North Carolina, or Latino workers in Florida — who really benefits?
Divide and conquer is an old story in America. Dr. Martin Luther King knew it. After his march from Selma to Montgomery, he spoke of how segregation was created to keep people divided. Instead of higher wages for workers, Dr. King described how poor whites in the South were fed Jim Crow, which told a poor white worker that, “no matter how bad off he was, at least he was a white man, better than the black man.” Racial hatred was part of keeping the powerful on top.
And then Warren described what would happen if Trump succeeds and then informed Trump that his vision of America is never going to happen.
When we turn on each other, bankers can run our economy for Wall Street, oil companies can fight off clean energy, and giant corporations can ship the last good jobs overseas. When we turn on each other, rich guys like Trump can push through tax breaks for themselves… When we turn on each other, we can’t unite to fight back against a rigged system.
Well, I’ve got news for Donald Trump. The American people are not falling for it! We’ve seen this ugliness before and we’re not going to be Donald Trump’s hate-filled America. Not now, not ever. This is about our values, about our shared values with our candidates Hillary Clinton and Tim Kaine. Let’s talk about those values. We believe that no matter who you are, no matter where you’re from, no matter who you love, equal means equal. Hillary will fight to make sure that discrimination has no place in America and we’re with her.
Here’s the video via YouTube. Warren’s remarks begin at the 3:50 mark.
Donald Trump, as usual, got mad and called Warren “Pocahontas” again.
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
Seriously, Donald. You keep messing with Elizabeth Warren even though she always kicks your ass. Clearly, you haven’t learned from all the other ass-kickings.
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