Elizabeth Warren Blasts Donald Trump on Facebook, Calls on America To Unite Against Him
Last night’s primaries offered a terrifying glimpse into the nation’s political future and the state of this year’s election. Donald Trump won Indiana by a landslide, causing Ted Cruz to drop out of the election and leaving the “politician” as the presumed front-runner candidate for the GOP. Eternal voice of reason Elizabeth Warren called out Donald Trump on Facebook in a post that perfectly articulated the growing concern around the possibility of a Trump presidency.
She called out the fact that Trump has built a strong campaign on the selling points of unapologetic racism, sexism, and xenophobia, using a toxic combination of ultra-Conservative rhetoric without any actual policies beyond the vague idea of punishing those who don’t fit his idea of what an American looks like (see: anyone who isn’t a cis-white straight man or a fuckable white woman).
She also brought attention to his comfort with being called an authoritarian and his friendliness with Putin, highlighting these truths as a call-to-arms for Americans to cross party lines, get involved with the political process and not give up the fight until we ensure he’s not in office.
In the post she also addressed his dangerously cavalier attitudes toward foreign policy:
“He attacks veterans like John McCain who were captured and puts our servicemembers at risk by cheerleading illegal torture. In a world with ISIS militants and leaders like North Korean strongman Kim Jong-Un conducting nuclear tests, he surrounds himself with a foreign policy team that has been called a “collection of charlatans,” and puts out contradictory and nonsensical national security ideas one expert recently called ‘incoherent’ and ‘truly bizarre.'”
Warren certainly wasn’t the only one who had a strong reaction to Trump’s victory in Indiana. Many other conservatives are feeling a similar type of way. It’s clear that the possibility of Trump’s presidency is no longer a matter of Republican vs. Democrat. It’s a matter of common sense and democracy vs. totalitarianism and fear.
Hopefully, Trump’s position in the GOP will urge more Republicans to either vote Independent, Democrat, or not vote. Hell, even fracturing the GOP votes by voting for Romney would be a good move against Trump. Really, we’ll take anyone but him.
As Elizabeth Warren said:
“What happens next will test the character for all of us — Republican, Democrat and Independent. It will determine whether we move forward as one nation or splinter at the hands of one man’s narcissism and divisiveness. I know which side I’m on, and I’m going to fight my heart out to make sure Donald Trump’s toxic stew of hatred and insecurity never reaches the White House.”
It will be fascinating (in a scary way) to see if the GOP fully fragments in the wake of Trump’s nomination. Either way, I stand with Elizabeth Warren in the sentiment of #AnyoneButTrump.