Democratic Senator Elizabeth Warren unloaded on leading Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump on Monday, hitting the bigot-empowering GOP nightmare with a taste of his own medicine. That medicine, of course, consists mostly of Trump-frequented terms of disrespect like "loser." However, as Warren points out, that term is most appropriate when talking about the essence of what it truly means to be Donald Trump.
"Donald Trump is a loser," Warren wrote in a lengthy Facebook post Monday afternoon after delivering a series of heavily retweeted anti-Trump tweets. "Count all his failed businesses." Adding that the long list of reasons why Trump is indeed a loser includes everything from "strategic corporate bankruptcy" to that Trump University scam, Warren then took aim at everyone who underestimated Trump’s potentially dangerous appeal.
"Just because Trump is a loser everywhere else doesn’t mean he'll lose the election," Warren wrote, referencing the "on parade" status of Trump’s "embarrassing" insecurities. "People have been underestimating his campaign for nearly a year—and it’s time to wake up." Warren is right. Though Trump's rhetoric shocks and disturbs many people, aspects of its general xenophobia have actually emboldened some of the nation's most despicable voices.
When asked about Warren’s comments during a press conference, NBC News reports that Trump responded with "You mean the Indian?" Trump's response, sadly and predictably, is a reference to accusations that arose during Warren's 2012 Senate campaign in which some accused her of exaggerating her Native American heritage just to get a Harvard spot. "The problem with the country right now is [it’s] so divided," Trump said, according to NBC. "People like Elizabeth Warren really have to get their act together because it's going to stay divided."
The gross irony of such a statement, of course, was entirely lost on Trump.