Elizabeth Warren has denounced Republican presidential nominee Donald
Trump “for fanning the flames of fear and hatred” to win the November
Speaking at the Democratic National Convention
in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on Monday night, the senator from
Massachusetts made a spirited case for Hillary Clinton’s candidacy for
the White House, and blasted Trump’s “hate-filled America.”
Donald Trump’s America,” said Warren. “An America of fear and hate. An
America where we all break apart. Whites against blacks and Latinos.
Christians against Muslims and Jews. Straight against gay. Everyone
against immigrants. Race, religion, heritage, gender — the more factions
Warren, a former Harvard Law School professor,
accused Trump of using the strategy of “divide and conquer” in order to
further his agenda.
“Dr. Martin Luther King knew it,” she said.
“After his march from Selma to Montgomery, he spoke of how segregation
was created to keep people divided… Racial hatred was part of keeping
the powerful on top.”
She argued that when Americans turn on each
other, they lose, and powerful people like Trump continue to have their
way in Washington.
“When we turn on each other, we can’t unite to
fight back against a rigged system,” she said. “Well, I’ve got news for
Donald Trump: The American people are not falling for it. … We’ve seen
this ugliness before, and we are not going to be Donald Trump’s
hate-filled America. Not now, not ever.”
Warren has emerged as one
of Trump’s most prominent critics and joined a group of Democrats
demanding the businessman publicly release his tax returns, implying
that he is lying about his true business value.
On Monday night, she described Mr. Trump as “a man who cares only for himself every minute of every day.”
Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) acknowledges the crowd as she walks off
after delivering remarks on the first day of the Democratic National
Convention at the Wells Fargo Center, July 25, 2016 in Philadelphia,
Pennsylvania. (AFP photo)“His whole life has
been about taking advantage of that rigged system. Time after time, he
preyed on working people, people in debt, people who had fallen on hard
times,” she said.
After endorsing Clinton last month, Warren blasted Trump’s ethics, calling him “a small, insecure money-grubber.”
Monday night, Warren dismissed Trump’s campaign as part of “the great
Trump hot air machine,” and called Clinton the best candidate for
“If you believe we must reject the politics of fear and
division, if you believe we are stronger together, then let’s work our
hearts out to make Hillary Clinton the next president of the United
States,” she said.