(CNN) Sen. Elizabeth Warren officially launched her 2020 presidential campaign Saturday at a rally in Lawrence, Massachusetts, using the backdrop of Everett Mills — the site of a historic 1912 labor strike led by women and immigrants — to issue a call to action against wealthy power brokers who “have been waging class warfare against hardworking people for decades.”
Over 44 minutes in sub-freezing temperatures, Warren described a political elite “bought off” and “bullied” by corporate giants, and a middle class squeezed so tight it “can barely breathe.”
It’s easy for Warren to attack the wealthy, as she often does. While she claims that she will refuse even a “dime” of PAC money in her campaign, she doesn’t mention that the reason why is because she, herself, is SO STINKING WEALTHY. Although she does NOT like to comment on her millions and millions of dollars, CNN Business has:
Senator Elizabeth Warren fights for middle- and working-class Americans. But she’s part of the Top 1%.
Trump, who also happens to be in the top 1% of the wealthiest people, is all-too eager for Warren to run against him. From USA Today:
During an interview on Fox News Channel’s “All-American New Year” on Monday night, Trump said he hopes Warren is among the Democrats to run in 2020.
“We’ll see how she does, I wish her well,” Trump said. “I hope she does well. I’d love to run against her.”
Trump has lambasted Warren since his 2016 campaign, when he began derisively labeling her “Pocahontas” in a shot against her claims of Native American heritage.
There’s nothing like a silly moniker to bring you down, and Trump will likely keep bringing up the name he gave her at a White House event where he was honoring Native Americans.
Pres. Trump at event honoring Native American code talkers: «We have a representative in Congress who they say was here a long time ago. They call her Pocahontas.» https://t.co/opyDjrpBLu pic.twitter.com/7Acmjnzwee
— ABC News Politics (@ABCPolitics) 27 ноября 2017 г.
Although the left-wing media used used the opportunity to mercilessly trash Trump, it wounded Warren’s reputation. Adding insult to injury, Trump made the following claim:
It’s hard to overstate just how spectacularly poor Elizabeth Warren’s decision was to tout an analysis of her DNA results showing she is Native American — as in possibly 1/1,024th Native American.
How embarrassing. The media tried to help her out by running headlines about how Trump didn’t follow through on his promises to pay out the million dollars to charity. You can see an example of that kind of reporting HERE.
But as you saw from the tweet earlier, he didn’t say he would give her a million dollars to prove she’s a liar; it was to prove she was a Native American, which she clearly did not do. I mean, most people on earth are 1/1024!!
And this poor senator JUST CAN’T WIN. Even if the ancestry scandal weren’t bad, to make matters worse she attempted to regain relevancy with an awkward video where she “casually” drinks a beer to show the little middle class people that she’s really just like them.
It’s really, really difficult to watch, regardless of who you are. Could it get any worse?
It did. She even tried to piggyback on the ridiculous, attention-grabbing gaffes of Alexandria Ocasio Cortez!
From the Daily Wire:
Earlier this week, Ocasio-Cortez made the bizarre claim that unemployment is at an all-time low because people are working “two jobs,” a statistic she claims inflates employment numbers.
Not to be outdone, Warren claimed Thursday that not only were Americans working two jobs, in many cases, they were actually working four, twice the number Ocasio-Cortez cited.
WATCH: Democratic Senator Elizabeth Warren claims people are working 4 jobs just to survive.
— Amber Athey (@amber_athey) 19 июля 2018 г.
Both Warren and Ocasio-Cortez are wrong.
More than 148 million Americans of age to work are employed in a single job. Only around 6 or 7 million Americans are holding down multiple jobs to make ends meet.
So after scandals and irrelevancy, the only card left for her to play is that we have a “middle class squeezed so tight it can barely breathe.” But is that the truth?
As a token middle class American, I can safely say that with Trump in the White House, I’m breathing quite well these days.
How about you? Leave your thoughts in the comment section below