When this woman calls you a “loser”, you know that you’re among the biggest of all financial losers. Democratic Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren is the go-to woman for all things in the economy, and she is on the side of the public. When she appeared on “The Late Show With Stephen Colbert” Wednesday night, she had bad and much worse things to say about Republican presidential frontrunner, Donald Trump.
Trump brags about his ability to make the deal, manage his many businesses, and pack away billions of dollars. Then he tells his followers that those skills are all he needs on his political resume. But Warren told Colbert that Trump is a fraud. He didn’t earn his money and fame from fiscal talent; no, he started out rich and clawed his way to the top by “cheating and defrauding people.”
‘He is not a business success. He is a business loser.’
Warren told Colbert that Trump “cheated his way to getting richer.”
‘This is his main claim, to how it is that he says he’s qualified to be President of the United States.’
‘He says in business, he wins, wins, wins. Well the truth is, he inherited a fortune from his father.’
Colbert said that the loan was just “a small million-dollar loan,” emphasis on “small.” He was making fun of Trump for belittling the seed money his father used to get his son started in the family business, real estate.
Warren is originally from Oklahoma, where she spent most of her childhood on “the ragged edge of the middle class.” Her father suffered a heart attack that caused massive medical bills. Her mother worked in the catalog-order department of Sears, and Warren began helping the family when she was only 13, waiting tables at an aunt’s restaurant.
She recalls her mother hesitating to take her to the doctor when she was little because they didn’t have the money:
‘Yeah, right. He inherited a fortune from his father. He kept it going by cheating and defrauding people.’
It takes the economic brilliance of Warren to point out that Trump hasn’t actually made any real money. All he had to do was take the money his father left to him, put it into index funds, and he would have arrived at exactly the same place:
‘He wasn’t out there doing fabulous deals. He started out rich, he cheated his way to getting richer.’
‘That is not going to build an America for hardworking people. He’s going to leave them in the dirt like he’s left everybody else in the dirt.’
Warren said Trump is only doing what is in his own best interests, including running for president:
‘He smells that there’s change in the air and what he wants to do is make sure that that change works really really well for Donald Trump.
She said our economy is, indeed, in real trouble, but Trump isn’t the person to fix it:
‘When the economy is in this type of trouble, calling on Trump for help is like if your house is on fire, calling an arsonist to come help out.’
Warren wants voters to know that Trump is just a “loser” who uses “cheap racism” to generate votes. In a week full of bad-for-Trump women stories, this has to hurt the most.
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