Elizabeth Warren and Hillary Clinton have finally hit the campaign trail together, and they spent Monday morning riling up Ohioans in Cincinnati. They also took their fair share of time positively eviscerating GOP presumptive nominee Donald Trump, according to Cincinnati.com.
Before Hillary took to the microphone, Warren spent a great deal of time focusing on The Orange One’s glaring flaws as a candidate and, perhaps, as a person. She called the businessman “a small, insecure money-grubber who fights for nobody but himself” and told the crowd at Cincinnati Union Terminal that “Donald Trump thinks poor, sad little Wall Street bankers need to be free to defraud anyone they want.”
“What kind of man?” she asked the crowd. “A nasty man who will never become president of the United States, because Hillary Clinton will be the next president of the United States.”
She also played up the humble roots that she and Clinton hailed from, and contrasted the two of them with Trump:
‘I’m a daughter of a maintenance man who made it all the way to the United States Senate, and Hillary Clinton is the granddaughter of a factory worker who’s going to make it all the way to the White House.’
Clinton herself is the daughter of a small business owner and homemaker.
Warren’s fiery denunciation of Trump, as well as her popularity among far-left supporters of Bernie Sanders, has led to speculation that she may be considered as a vice presidential nominee for the general election.
Upon taking the stage herself, Clinton praised Warren, saying:
‘You just saw why she is considered so terrific, so formidable, because she tells it like it is. I do just love to see how she gets under Donald Trump’s thin skin.’
Clinton’s speech focused a great deal on policy. She put much emphasis on goals that are popular with Sanders supporters, such as climate change, renewable energy, a minimum wage increase, and better pay for women. She also referenced regressive U.S. tax policy by saying “we’re going to finally make Wall Street, big corporations, and the super-wealthy do more.”
Watch the videos of both women’s speeches below.