Sen. Elizabeth Warren hits back at racist Trump
Senator Elizabeth Warren has hit back at Donald Trump after he used a racial slur to describe her in a tweet calling her 'Pocahontas'.
Senator Elizabeth Warren has hit back at Donald Trump after he used a racial slur to describe her in a tweet - saying that such posts “won't stop” the investigation of Special Counsel Robert Mueller or “keep your people out of jail”.
The President tweeted on Friday:
Pocahontas just stated that the Democrats, lead by the legendary Crooked Hillary Clinton, rigged the Primaries! Lets go FBI & Justice Dept.— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 3, 2017
You might think your tweets are cute, @realDonaldTrump, but they won’t stop Mueller's investigation or keep your people out of jail.— Elizabeth Warren (@elizabethforma) November 3, 2017
Slurs, lies & trash talk won’t stop the FBI from doing its job. This isn't a dictatorship. It's our democracy. And it's stronger than you.— Elizabeth Warren (@elizabethforma) November 3, 2017
The DNC shouldn't play favorites. But that's a whole lot different from illegally conspiring with Russia. The FBI knows the difference.— Elizabeth Warren (@elizabethforma) November 3, 2017
Mr Trump has seemed extra keen this week to get the public to focus on alleged misconduct by Democrats and ignore new developments in a probe into alleged ties between Trump campaign advisers and the Russian government.
On Monday, Mr Trump's ex-campaign manager Paul Manafort and Mr Manafort's associate, Rick Gates, were indicted for alleged money laundering and for purportedly acting as “unregistered agents” doing lobbying work in the US on behalf of pro-Russia Ukrainian political parties. They were the first to be charged by Mr Mueller in his investigation. Both defendants have pleaded “not guilty”.
Also this week, Ms Warren said she agreed with a report alleging that the Democratic National Committee “rigged” the 2016 Democratic primary in favour of Ms Clinton.
Donna Brazile, a former DNC interim chair, says Ms Clinton was controlling the finances of the party before officially winning the 2016 Democratic nomination for president. This, in Mr Brazile's view, “compromised the party's integrity”, she wrote in a Politico op-ed.
The report seemed to bolster critiques from Bernie Sanders supporters, who have long argued the Democratic establishment undermined their insurgent candidate.
Last year, Ms Brazile took over as DNC chair after Representative Debbie Wasserman Schultz was forced out of the role over leaked emails suggesting she may have favoured Ms Clinton during the primary.
During an interview with Ms Warren, CNN's Jake Tapper asked the Massachusetts Democrat point-blank if she agreed “with the notion that it was rigged”.
“Yes”, replied Ms Warren, who helps make up the party's farther-left progressive wing with Mr Sanders.
Calling the arrangement detailed in Ms Brazile’s report “a real problem”, Ms Warren said Democrats needed to “hold this party accountable” or risk alienating its constituents.