Donald Trump, with his usual childish rudeness, couldn’t help but fire off an irritating jab at Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MASS) for being passed over for Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton’s choice of a running mate. Incapable of understanding that Warren is much more valuable to the progressive cause in the Senate and – unlike Trump – has a long political career ahead of her, Trump wrested control of his phone away from Paul Manafort and fired off another of his patented Trump formulaic insults – one part racial slur, one part baseless disparagement of achievement, one part nonsensical/unrelated non sequitur.
Pocahontas wanted V.P. slot so badly but wasn’t chosen because she has done nothing in the Senate. Also, Crooked Hillary hates her!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 23, 2016
Senator Warren is already a dominating force in the Senate and one of the leaders of the progressive wing of the Democratic Party after just three years in office. She has turned the Senate Banking Committee from a Wall Street rubber stamp to a financial inquisition, keeping a watchful eye on the machinations of the casino capitalists on the Street but ensuring that the consumer protections of the Dodd-Frank Act are safe from unravelling – not only from Republicans but from corrupted forces within her own party. She’s extremely effective at what she does and is in the best place she could be – as she herself responded:
I’m right where I want to be, @realDonaldTrump: Calling you out & holding you responsible for your reckless vision for America.
— Elizabeth Warren (@elizabethforma) July 23, 2016
Couldn’t have put it better ourselves.
Colin Taylor is the editor-in-chief of Occupy Democrats. He graduated from Bennington College with a Bachelor's degree in history and political science. He now focuses on advancing the cause of social justice and equality in America.