Senator Elizabeth Warren again played the role of Democratic attack dog on Monday, as she slammed Donald J. Trump’s economic plan after the Republican presidential candidate laid out his policies in a Detroit speech.
The Massachusetts senator took to Twitter and fired off 10 rapid-fire criticisms of Trump’s plan, saying his tax policies would benefit only corporations and the wealthy, while his proposed cuts to financial regulations would allow bankers to fleece ordinary Americans.
Trump’s speech Monday was an attempt to right the ship of his campaign after it listed into treacherous waters last week, as he publicly feuded with the parents of a slain American soldier and declined for days to endorse Republican party leaders ahead of primary elections.
His Monday address before the Detroit Economic Club was unusually sedate, as he laid out a package of tax cuts benefitting businesses as well as middle- and upper-income earners and promised to “massively” cut regulations.
Warren, a Democratic Party firebrand who has made economic issues a top priority, was having none of it.
Warren has repeatedly taken aim at Trump in recent months, calling him a “loud, nasty, thin-skinned fraud” in a June speech. She later tweeted that he is a “lousy, cheating businessman” and that he and running mate Mike Pence are “Two small, insecure, weak men who use hate & fear to divide our country & our people.”
Trump has responded with comparable vigor, questioning Warren’s productivity in the Senate as well as her support of Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton. He has frequently referred to the Massachusetts senator as “Goofy Elizabeth Warren” and “Pocahontas,” a reference to her disputed claims of Native American ancestry.
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
But as of Tuesday morning, Trump’s Twitter feed showed no response to Warren’s attacks.