It looks like the gloves have officially come off.
In a series of tweets and a Facebook post Monday, Massachusetts US Senator Elizabeth Warren went after Donald Trump, calling the Republican frontrunner quite bluntly a “loser” and a failed businessman.
“Trump seems to know he’s a loser,” Warren wrote, using a term Trump uses often himself. “His embarrassing insecurities are on parade: petty bullying, attacks on women, cheap racism, and flagrant narcissism.”
The post comes two days after Trump called Warren a “fraud” in an interview with the New York Times. Trump specifically highlighted Warren’s controversial past claims about having Native American ancestry, a topic that made headlines during her run for the Senate seat against Republican Scott Brown.
“She’s got about as much Indian blood as I have,” Trump told the Times.
Warren said her social media tirade was not just an opportunity to belittle Trump with insults. She saw her message to followers on Facebook and Twitter as a chance to “wake up” the American public as the November general election nears.
“Just because Trump is a loser everywhere else doesn’t mean he’ll lose this election. People have been underestimating his campaign for nearly a year – and it’s time to wake up,” Warren wrote.
As of 2 p.m. Monday, the post had been shared more than 41,000 times. Warren’s series of tweets had also been shared thousands of times.
Warren said that a lot is hanging in the balance if Trump is elected president: “Affordable college. Accountability for Wall Street. Healthcare for millions of Americans. The Supreme Court. Big corporations and billionaires paying their fair share of taxes,” she wrote.
Trump responded Monday during a press conference by referring to Warren as “the Indian.” He then placed blame on Warren for the country’s divide, according to a video clip posted by Politico.
Warren, however, sees it differently.
“Donald Trump stands ready to tear apart an America that was built on values like decency, community, and concern for our neighbors,” Warren wrote in her Facebook post. “The way I see it, it’s our job to make sure he ends this campaign every bit the loser that he started it.”