DAMN. That’s quite the partnership developing there between Hillary and Elizabeth Warren with their mutual nemesis Donald Trump getting pelted with broadsides from both. Bernie, take note, that’s how you go after someone from the OTHER SIDE, where the real enemy sits.
Hillary was in California yesterday, and at two campaign stops she pelted Donald Trump about his remarks in 2008 that he was “looking forward” to the upcoming economic crash (the worst economic collapse since the Great Depression in the 1930s,) because it would allow him to buy property on the cheap. But more about that later.
Elizabeth Warren's Fiery Attack On The Bankers' Club That Runs America
Sen. Elizabeth Warren, a hero to many political progressives, is stepping more directly into the presidential debate, characterizing presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump as a tax-dodging money-grubber who cares only about himself and not the public good.
Her takedown, delivered at a Washington gala Tuesday, echoed many of the attacks Democrat Hillary Clinton has been leveling at Mr. Trump, and suggested she may be willing to work with the Clinton campaign more directly to win the White House in November.
This looks definitely like a coordinated broadside on an issue Hillary’s team has been sitting on but decided to release now to showcase how effective they will be able to run against Donald Trump over the summer and into fall. There are many comments, downright crazed rantings, Donald Trump has made over the years. The American public might not be aware, and this is a great way to make them aware of what “The Donald” is all about.
In her Tuesday speech, Ms. Warren pointed to comments recently unearthed by Mr. Trump ahead of the housing crisis, where he talks enthusiastically about the chance to make money if and when the housing bubble burst.
“Donald Trump was drooling over the idea of a housing meltdown—because it meant he could buy up a bunch more property on the cheap,” Ms. Warren said in a speech to the Center for Popular Democracy. “What kind of a man does that? Root for people to get thrown out on the street? Root for people to lose their jobs? Root for people to lose their pensions? … What kind of a man does that? I’ll tell you exactly what kind—a man who cares about no one but himself. A small, insecure moneygrubber who doesn’t care who gets hurt, so long as he makes some money off it.
A man who will never be President of the United States”
“A man who cares about no one but himself.”
“A small, insecure moneygrubber”
”A man who will never be President of the United States”
The press is taking note of the organic partnership that seems to be developing between Hillary and Elizabeth Warren on major issues.
Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton has a new partner in her battle against Donald Trump: Sen. Elizabeth Warren, who gave a speech Tuesday mirroring Clinton’s own talking points accusing Trump of profiting from the housing crash of 2008.
“Donald Trump was drooling over the idea of a housing meltdown— because it meant he could buy up a bunch more property on the cheap,” Warren said. “What kind of a man does that? Root for people to get thrown out on the street? Root for people to lose their jobs? Root for people to lose their pensions?”
The timing of her remarks Tuesday, and their convergence with Clinton’s stump message in California the same day, was not entirely a coincidence. And it may serve a dual purpose for Clinton: helping her begin the general-election battle against Trump, but also beginning the difficult task of unifying the fractured Democratic Party.
Elizabeth is clearly involving herself heavily into the presidential race. That is something we all can look forward to over the general election season. Takedown after takedown of Donald Trump by a team of Democratic All-Stars, including, likely, Barack and Michelle Obama, both Bidens, the Big Dog, Sherrod Brown, Al Franken, and at the very forefront Elizabeth Warren. “The Donald” won’t know what hit him.
Warren enjoys strong support with many of the Democratic constituencies passionate about Sanders. An aide said she takes seriously her potential role in helping to bring those constituencies together and focus the party’s energy on defeating Trump.
Among other points, she criticized Trump for proposing a plan that would dismantle Dodd-Frank financial regulations.
“Donald Trump is worried about helping poor little Wall Street?”Warren asked. “Let me find the world’s smallest violin to play a sad, sad song.”
“Can Donald Trump even name three things that Dodd-Frank does? Seriously, someone ask him,” she added.
For her part, Hillary leveled some heavy broadsides at Donald Trump, but also said several things about Progressive policy that likely pleased Elizabeth Warren a lot. I detailed Hillary’s remarks in a diary I published yesterday evening about Hillary’s California campaign stops, here:
"He actually said he was hoping for the crash that caused hard working families in California and across America to lose their homes," Clinton said, speaking at a rally with union members at a training facility in Commerce, in Los Angeles County, "all because he thought he could take advantage of it to make some money for himself.
Here is what Trump had said at the time right before the major recession hit in 2008:
Trump, asked about predictions of a forthcoming housing market crash, responded:
“I sort of hope that happens because then, people like me would go in and buy.”
“If there is a bubble burst, as they call it, you know you can make a lot of money.”
Hillary’s team has released a new cutting ad highlighting this important issue, and how Trump, in his greed and callousness, was rooting for a major crisis to occur, in his own words via audio:
"In 2006, Donald Trump was hoping for a real estate crash," said the voiceover in the video. The video then uses clip of Trump from that year, when he said in a Trump University audiobook that "if there is a bubble burst, as they call it, you can make a lot of money."
Across more than half a dozen battleground states, including Ohio and Florida, Clinton surrogates fanned out to call attention to what Trump said.
"Not sure how you can make America great again by rooting for it to fail, so you can make a quick buck," said Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn on a call with reporters, invoking Trump's slogan.
Yay, my mayor. Tampa was particularly hard hit with the housing crisis. And we have a history here with Trump. Shortly before the housing crisis hit, he started a major project called “Trump Towers”, a condominium development in downtown Tampa with borrowed money. Construction began on it, monies were collected from people who wanted to buy condos from “The Donald” and invested $150,000, $250,000 down payment, just for Trump to turn around, abandon the property altogether (the site sat unfinished and barren for a couple of years, smack in downtown Tampa), stiffed contractors, stiffed workers, and the people who prepaid for condos never saw a penny back from their investments. So, Bob Buckhorn knows of what he speaks when he talks about Trump and how he profited from the housing crisis. For this city, it’s personal.
The Democratic National Committee and state parties followed Clinton's lead, and piled on.
"Donald Trump's lack of concern for the economic well-being of hard-working families shows that he doesn't have the judgement and temperament to occupy the Oval Office," said DNC communications director Luis Miranda in a statement.
Hillary went on to state:
"Now he says he wants to roll back the financial regulations that we have imposed on Wall Street to let them run wild again,"she said. "I'll tell you what -- you and I together -- we're not going to let him."
A strong statement that Trump’s roll back of Wall Street regulations (Trump wants to do away with Dodd-Frank, wants no regulations whatsoever) must not happen, that we can’t allow it to happen.
Hillary also promised to raise taxes on the wealthy. She told the crowd that she will work for immigration reform, will take on the gun lobby, and promised to support a US Supreme Court justice who would overturn Citizens United.
But, back to Elizabeth Warren and her sucker punching Donald Trump, in concert with Hillary
Warren finished up with hitting Trump on his missing tax returns:
“I want to make just one last point about Donald Trump that won’t fit into a Twitter war, one last point that sums up what Donald Trump is all about — his taxes,” Warren said. “Trump likes being a billionaire and doesn’t think the rules that apply to everyone else should apply to him. But let’s be clear: Donald Trump didn’t get rich on his own.”
‘‘Maybe he’s just a lousy businessman who doesn’t want you to find out that he’s worth a lot less money than he claims,’’ Warren said. ‘‘But we know one thing: the last time his taxes were made public, Donald Trump paid nothing — zero.’’
Warren argued that Trump, by not paying taxes, has reaped the benefits of services and people that taxes fund.
"His businesses rely on the roads and bridges the rest of us paid for. His businesses rely on workers the rest of us paid to educate and on police forces and firefighters who protect all of us and the rest of us pay to support."
“Donald Trump thinks supporting them is throwing money down the drain,” Warren said. “I say we just throw Donald Trump down the drain.”
Elizabeth Warren is an awesome partner. Hillary and Elizabeth, together, taking down Donald Trump, the greedy, sexist, racist, xenophobic, homophobic, "Tax-dodging, small insecure money-grubber" will be a pleasure to watch develop and materialize over the next 5 months. This guy so richly deserves this.