Over the weekend, Elizabeth Warren got tough. She put on her metaphorical gold chains, shaved herself a nifty mohawk, and let everybody know somethin’: She pities the fool who thinks he can manhandle her.
Staring down a potential future debate against Trump, the Massachusetts senator insisted to a Seattle crowd that she wouldn’t be letting anyone do a “handsy thing” with her.
Elizabeth was referencing Hillary Clinton’s claim that The Donald tried to intimidate her during their October 2016 face-off.
In Clinton’s autobiographical ode to unrelenting bitterness, recalling the podiumless dustup (here) — during which America’s famed eccentric billionaire sometimes walked around the stage as she spoke, she offered the following:
“This is not okay, I thought. It was the second presidential debate and Donald Trump was looming behind me. Two days before, the world heard him brag about groping women. Now we were on a small stage and no matter where I walked, he followed me closely, staring at me, making faces. It was incredibly uncomfortable.”
“'[B]ack up, you creep. Get away from me. I know you love to intimidate women but you can’t intimidate me, so back up.’”
As for Liz, she can’t be pushed around:
“I’m gonna start with — I know how to fight, and I know how to win. And you don’t back down from a bully. You just — you have to be willing to lay into this, right? And nobody’s gettin’ behind me on a debate stage and doing a handsy thing. That’s not happening.”
Will Warren make it far enough to prove it?
The Daily Wire sounds open to the possibility:
Warren has been a strong figure in the Democratic primary. Though some initially worried that the controversy over her claims of Native American heritage would ruin her campaign, she has remained solid in the polls, competing with Senator Bernie Sanders for the progressive lane of the party.
Putting aside policy issues and just considering sheer personality, magnetism, comfort, and aggression, if I were to watch a debate between Elizabeth and Trump, I may do so by viewing through a tiny hole in a grocery sack. Geez, the evisceration would be ugly.
On that stage, it seems to me, Pocahontas’ll be very, very far from Mr. T.
Unless “T” stands for Trumped.
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